Skip to main content

Full text of "The George Shuman family genealogy and history, from the time of arrival in America, in 1760, to the year 1913"

See other formats

Go M.U 





183301751 8553 



Oenealogy ana rlistory 

From the lime of 
Arrival m America, in 
1760, to tke Year 1913 


I think every man would like to come of an ancient ani 
onorable race. As you like your father to he an honorabl 
lan. why not your grandfather and his ancestors befor 
im'— Wm. M. Thackeray. 

PuUisked by 


Evanston, 111. 




To My Faithful Assistants, 
both hterary and financial, in 
the preparation of these records 

ic:-'>-. •> I'U? ' 


This is the first attempt tii place tin record cair family in a bio- 
graphical and genealogical furni. including all that is known of all the 
branches of the Geiirge Siiunian family. It may interest our people 
to learn what motive induced me to undertake it. 

About 1S90, I began to see how rapidly the early members of the 
family were passing away, and it occurred to me that some one ought 
to rescue from oblivion such histijry and genealogical data as could 
yet be found in the family. Without knowing what a task I was 
undertaking, and believing I was I'lie of the few who yet knew some- 
thing of our history. I began to collect such material as was within my 
reach, as a nucleus for the history i.f the George Shuman family. To 
these data I kept adding from time to time, by correspondence with 
.such members as I knew or of whom I learned in the course of my 
investigations. And it has not all been a pleasant task. My greatest 
hindrance has been the indifference of members to my written re- 
quests for information. But reports kept coming in. and sometimes 
I visited sections of relatives from whom I obtained valuable informa- 
tion. I have appreciated so highly the generous help of friends all 
over the land, that I ha\e thought them worthy of the dedication of 
my book to them as a class. I wish I cnuld greet them all personally; 
but some of them, after giN'ing me their assistance, lia\e departed from 

The plan oi the Ixjok is modeled after the Cary book, by Rev. 
Seth C. Cary, entitled "John Cary. the Plymouth Pilgrim." 1911. It 
will be readily understood and applied in practice. The full inde.^ by 
sections is indispensable, and has cost much time and lalior in it- 
preparation. ^^'hen looking for a name, always consult the index, 
and find your name in its proper section. Then turn to the section 
in the bonk. By a little search you will meet with the name. 

If any names ha\'e been omitted, it must be owing to the fact 
that they could not be obtained, either through their own neglect, or 
failure of their friends to report them. Some of the data were obtained 
"second-hand," and may contain incomplete information. Up to the 
time of going to press, births, marriages, and deaths, have been en- 
tered on the record. .\ few pictures embellish the pages of the book. 
and it is to be regretted that more could not be obtained. Especially 
was it desirable to have illustrations of some of the ten heads of fami- 
lies, whose names appear in capital letters. 

Having done the best I knew how, I now leave the book to my 
patrons, and wish them all a heartv farewell. 


F.vanston, 111. 

Ancestry of the George Shuman Family 

The known ancestry of the Shuman Family in America begins 
at the threshold of the German Fatherland. Back of that our tradi- 
tion is silent. In the German Empire there are many of our name, 
and doubtless of our kin. But to trace our forefathers in their native 
mountain homes in Germany would require research beyond the pres- 
ent editor's time and means. The history of our family, however. 
down from the time our progenitor planted himself in this fair land 
of promise, is recorded in these pages in all the fullness of detail that 
was possible to secure within the last twenty-five years. 

George Shuman, with his first wife and their first-born son, 
MICHAEL, came from Germany about 1760, and settled on a farm 
on Turkey Hill, in Manor township, Lancaster Co., Pa. Plere he 
reared his first family, consisting of MICHAEL, JOHN, HENRY. 
ADAM and ANDREW. This first wife was a Planning; her given 
name is not known. She was a sister to John Manning, who also was 
a settler on Turkey Hill ; and John Manning's wife was a sister of 
Grandfather George Shuman. John Manning and George Shuman 
were thus brothers-in-law in a double sense, and their wives sisters- 
in-law in the same degree. The Shumans and the Mannings reared 
large families, and became the progenitors of the Shumans and the 
.Mannings in Manor township. These data I learned from my brother. 
Frederick (Sec. 52), who seemed familiar with the story, and related 
it without the suspicion of a doubt. Following is an extract from 
his letter, dated Richmond. Ind., April 4, 1895; 

"The Shumans and Mannings came over in 1760. They settled 
in Manor township, Lancaster Co.. Pa. The farm owned by Jacob 
Pry when we were boys is the old Shuman farm— the place where 
grandfather, and also his first wife, died. 

"His first wife was a sister to Manning, and Manning'.-; wife was 
a sister to grandfather George Shuman." 

Grandfather George Shuman's sister must have been the first 
wife of John Manning; for Mr. Manning was thrice married; his sec- 
'••'nd wife being a Ziegler, and third wife a Mellinger. 

George Shuman's second wife, Catharine Pfeifter, survived her 
hj^band until 1826. Her remains are interred in the Mennonite 
' 'rnetery at Millersville, Lancaster Co., Pa., where a tombstone 
'n;.rk> her grave in the Brad\- lot, beside two of her children. 

■ U b> 


man inscription over her head reads as follows: 

Hier ruhen die Gebeine von Catharina Schuman, Witten von 
Georg Schuman. Sie ward geboren den 27ten February, 1744; starb 
den 16ten August. 1S26. Ihres Alters, 82 Jahre. 5 Monate, und 19 
; Tage. 

' Catharine Pfeiffer's full name was as follows, according to Fran- 

i cis Brady, in whose parents' home his grandmother lived her last 

• years, and where she died : Anna Conata Katherina Pfeiffer. 

' She was the mother of CHRISTIAN. 1777 ; ELIZABETH. 1779 ; 

JACOB, 1781; MARY. 1784; FREDERICK. 1786, and GEORGE, 

', Many of the immigrants were redemptioners. who sold them- 

■ selves for their services for five, ten or more years to pay for their 
i passage. When a redemptioner arrived in Pennsylvania the shipping 
: people sold him to some farmer or person who wished a laborer. Some 

prominent and respected families in Pennsylvania are the descend- 
1 ants of redemptioners. 

■ It will be of interest to the descendants of our ancestors to 
; learn that Catharine Pfeififer, the second wife of George Shuman. 
i was a redemptioner. Frederick, before quoted, says, in the same 
i letter: 

"In those days the farmers would often pay the fare for boys and 
i girls over the sea. Grandfather Shuman had to pay for his second 

\ wife, because she was bound to service with a Mr. Herr for several 

• years for fare to this country ; and before our grandfather could 
> marry her, he had to pay a certain amount to release her. Do you 
: ■ remember Doerstler's mill down the meadow from our house? There 
j is where Herr, the miller that paid the fare, lived, and where grand- 
father got his second wife." 

I The Manning wife died at the birth of ANDREW, in 1774, leav- 

j ing five boys aged respectively 16, 13. 10, 4, and a newly-born babe. 

Grandfather, believing this recent arrival from his native Fatherland 
! would be a suitable mother for these children, purchased her freedom, 

', and in 1776 married her and installed her as the new mistress of his 

j home. She became the mother of six children, the youngest, 

• GEORGE, being born when she was forty-four years of age ; and she 
survived that event more than a generation of years. 

i Our ancestor George Shuman died in 1794, and was buried on 

i Turkey Hill beside his first wife. No inscription marks their resting 

j place in the Turkey Hill cemetery. 



1 Deed to George Shuman, 1768. 

I In the city of Lancaster, Pa., in the Recorder's Office, in Book L 

^ p. 321, is recorded a deed made in 1768. by Georg-e Kendrick and wife 

I Mary, to George Shuman, of 558 acres, for £460, described as part of 

' "the Manor of Conestoga," beginning at a marked chestnut and by 

i the side of the Susquehanna river; thence, by "Jacob Whistler (Wiss- 

\ ler), Jacob Shoch and Adam Doerstler, ... by John Manning, 

I etc." 

i This is the first and only historical item on record of George 

I Shuman, our ancestor from Germany ; all other data about him are 

I handed down to us by tradition. But sometimes we have means of 

I verifying a tradition as in the date oi arrival of cur ancestor in 17G0. 

i It is a prevailing opinion — a tradition — that all his children were 

I born in America, except MICHAEL, who was born in Germany. 

£ And this is confirmed by the inscription on the tombstone of JOHN 

I (Sec. 11), the second child, as born in 1761. 

f There is a tradition that George was one of three or four brothers 

I that came over, and it is thought that Rudolph was one of the four. 

I He lived in Lancaster county, but later bought a large tract of land 

in Columbia county, and moved there, and became the progenitor of 
the Columbia county Shumans. 

I am much impressed with the appearance of the Waldoboro 
Shumans, of Maine. There is a striking resemblance in features ; and 
the story of their coming seems further to confirm the impression that 
Philip Shuman was another of these brothers. 

The Peter Shuman family — now spelHng their name— 
grew up about Frederick, Frederick Co.. Md., quite near to Lancas- 
ter Co., Pa., and this may be a reason for believing that Peter was 
.one of the four brothers. In a long correspondence with Dr. William 
Suman, of Anderson. Ind., I objected to the dropping of the h from 
the name. He replied, "Your people have dropped two letters from 
the name. W'hy could not we drop one more?" 

There are perhaps fifty different families of Shumans in our coun- 
try who, so far as we kncnv, are not interrelated. The largest of 
these is the Philip Shuman Family of Waldoboro. Maine. .Another 
large family is the Rudolph Shuman Family of Columbia county, Pa. 
The Peter Shuman Family changed the name to Suman. and are 
known by that form wherever they live. There are several Shuman 
families in the state of New York. But Pennsylvania is pre-emi- 
nently the home of the Shuman families. And still they are coming; 
and even these modern importations adopt the early name Shuman. 
One of these is C. A. Shuman. who after the Civil War. settled at 
"<ley, \ a., opened a store, and was made postmaster of the 'town. 




; which became Shuniansville, Caroline Co.. \'a. His father, Ernest. 

- came from Darmstadt. Germany, about 1S30, settled in \"irg:inia. and 

t was still living in 1S99. at the age of 96 years. 

3 I have not mentioned the Conrad Shuman family — the Berk? Co. 

' — the Bucks Co. — the Chester Co.— the York Co. — the Adams Co. — 

I the Franklin Co. — the Hagerstown, Md. — the Jamc'^ Shuman familv 

5 of Guernsey Co., O.. and the Philadelphia Shumans. 

; I have been in intimate correspondence with members of most of 

» the fore-mentioned Shuman families; and to relate what I have gath- 

i; ered about them would itself till a volume. 

f Of these many Shuman families it may be said; they are doubt- 

j less all remotely related. 

J It has been supposed that the master musician Robert Scluimann 

I was of our kindred. But perhaps this is a case in which the wish is 

I father to the thought. As was said, our records begin only at the 

,- threshold of the Fatherland ; and s(jme future historian will have to 

f explore the archives of the German Empire for data concerning our 

I kindred there. Madame Schuniann-Heink was not a Schumann, bom. 

L She was Ernestine Rossler, b. in 1S61, at Lieben, near Prague. She 

i- was m. first, to Herr Heink, 18S3; second, to Paul Schumann. lS9o. 

i and lastly, to Herr Rapp. 

I The Name Shuman. 

I There is nothing on record about the change from Schumann to 

[. the English form Shuman. Many foreign names underwent changes 

I at an early day in the settlement of our country. Thus, the name 

f Schneider was anglicized to Snyder; Beauchamp to Bushong; Rein- 

i herdt to Rinehart ; Steiner to Stoner; Pfeitter to Peifer. Pifer and 

I Piper; Suhrbier to Sourbeer; Scheible to Shibley. the French Oublier 

I to German Hubele. and then to English Hubley. and in this list we 

f may properly place Schumann, changed to Shuman. 

I Among the thirty or more Shuman immigrants that arrived at 

I Philadelphia from 17-32 to 1800. as shown in the "Pennsylvania 

t Archives," all came in English ships, were registered by English ship 

I clerks, and settled in a country where the government, the busine-s, 

I and all social communication were in the English language. Is it 

I any wonder that the strange names soon began to partake oi an 

t English form? The fact that our ancestors left no account of their 

! native land behind them would indicate that they became intensely 
attached to their adopted home, and forgot all about the Fatherland. 
As to the origin of the name I have only a little to say. In the 

1 Ludwig Genealogy, by M. R. Ludwig. 1866. in the article headed 

I "A Name." the name Shuman is given as a corruption of Schomman. 


} Dr. William Suman. of Anderson, Ind., said that a careful tracing- 

of the name showed that it originated from a settlement of shoe- 
makers and leather merchants in Germany. 

Jacob G. Shuman (Sec. 4S) seemed to have traced the name to 
the French Sumen. But he has left us nothing to show whence he 
derived his information. 
^ No mention is made in the Pennsylvania Archives of the arrival 

t of our ancestor at Philadelphia, and possibly he arrived at some other 

I port. There is a tradition in the Barr famil\' (Sec. 61-.-\.) that he 

I lived first in Xew Jersey, and this same tradition exists in the 

I Rudolph Shuman family. 

f The Philip Shuman family of W'akloboro, Maine, have a tradi- 

i tion that a brother, George, dropped off somewhere along the New 

f Jersey coast, and they think he may be our ancestor. George Shu- 

I man is said to have arrived in America in 1760. His deed for the 

f Turkey Hill property was recorded in 176S. So there was a period 

{ of eight years before he purchased his Turkey Hill estate. 

I The Germans in Pennsylvania. 

t The Germans have profoundly influenced the history of Penn- 

f sylvania for about 200 years. Thej' have been slow, self-centred and 

t non-progressive; but they have also been honest, industrious and 

^- thrifty; and in the main, they have been on the right side of all 

i- great issues. 

The first Germans came with the Quakers under Penn, and were 
in their belief very much like the Quakers. The Mennonites were 
the largest division, and are still numerous. They trace their origin 
back to the Waldenses, who had existed from time immemorial in 
Europe. They rejected infant baptism. They believed in the inner 
light, like the Quakers. They were opposed to war and oaths, and 
would take no part in government. They were opposed to a hireling 
ministry, and to premeditated sermons. 

The Mennonites were the first people in America to suggest the 
abolition of slavery. In 16S8, in Germantown, they sent a petition 
to the Quakers urging the abolition of slavery. Whittier, in his 
"Pennsylvania Pilgrimage," speaks of the signers of this petition as 
Quakers; and they were indeed German Quakers. 

The Tunkers were more peculiar than the Mennonites in manner 
and dress. The word "Tunker" (from tunken, to dip), means a bap- 
tizer by immersion. They had the peculiar ceremony of washing one 
3n<jther's feet. Like the Mennonites, they refused to take oaths or 
bear arms. They established schools, a printing press and a news- 
paper conducted by Christopher Sauer, a Tunker elder. The old 


I Germantown academy, which still exists, was founded in part Lv 

■j their efforts. For a century Germantown was the headquarters of 

I the Pennsylvania Dutch and the German Americans. Sauer's news- 

l paper had a wide circulation among all the Germans from Xew York 

i to Georgia. 

I The Schwenkfelders arrived at Philadelphia in the ship St. 

I Andrew. Sept. 22. 1734, a day which they still celebrate. They con- 

i tinued to come over so numerously that none remained in Europe, 

i Their founder, Casper Schwenkfelder, was born in 1490. They were 

I opposed to war, oaths and all the ancient sacraments. 

I Other sects were the Amish. United Brethren. Zion's Brueder. 

I Quietists, Gichtelians, Depellians, Mountain Men, and in later times 

i the River Brethren, Brinser Brethren. In Lancaster county alone at 

I different times there have been from twenty-two to thirty sects. 

I Then came the Church People. They were totally ditterent in 

I character from the gentle Schwenkfelders, the peaceful Tunkers, or 

I Mennonites. They were members of the Lutheran and German Re- 

i formed churches, who finally constituted the largest number of Ger- 

mans that came to Penns}-lvania. They were rough and uncouth. 
as Schlatter and Miihlenberg. their leaders, discovered to their sorrow. 
Fleeing as they were from persecution, they deserved the sympathy of 
every enlightened man. But they were rough, uncultured peasants. 
Great eft'orts were made by the English government to collect all 
discontented Germans who were oppressed by war and persecution, 
and to transport them to the colonies. Books and papers were cir- 
culated in the Palatinate and other provinces to encourage this immi- 
gration. They produced a great effect. There was a human landslide 
in Germany. During two years — 1708 and 1709 — over thirty thou- 
sand of them crossed over to England, and the government had an 
elephant on its hands. They sheltered them in tents on the com- 
mons and fields near London, and began the process of transporting 
them to Pennsylvania, New York and the Carolinas. 

The Pennsylvania Germans, as a class, hated debt, and were 
punctual in their engagements. They loved farming and selected the 
best land. Many of the sects were opposed to even ordinary scho.jl- 
ing, and as a class they resisted quite seriously the introduction of 
the public school system in 1S34. 

In Pennsylvania nearly all the Germans who have become promi- 
nent are half-breeds with English blood in their veins. The cross 
between Scotch-Irish and German is usually particularly fortunate. 
and in some parts of Pennsylvania you will find people very proud 
of this mLxed blood. Jeremiah Black. Bayard Taylor, the Camerons. 
were German and Scotch-Irish. Dr. Gross, the famous PhiladelTihia 


physician, and Dr. Leidy. the eminent scientist, were Germans. Seven 
cif Pennsylvania's go\'crners have Ijeen of German st(^ck — Snyder. 
Hiester, Shulze. Wolf, Ritner, Shunk and Hartranft. But in every 
instance the price paid has been either to give up the German tongue 
and exclusive customs, or best of all, to intermarry with the English 
or Scotch-Irish blood. 

The Scotch-Irish contributed a peculiar share to the American 
character. They have been i)ioneers and men of action. More than 
any other race, they served as an amalgam to produce out of divergent 
races a new race, the American. They gave us such men as John 
Paul Jones, Perry, Jackson, Scott. McClellan. Hamilton. Calhoun. 
Blaine, Carlisle. Hanna. McKinley, Carnegie. Rockefeller, (jreeley. 

Little Scotch and less Irish, they are the most composite of all 
the people of the British Isles — a race through \vhose veins runs the 
Celtic Blood of the primitive Scots and Picts. the primitive Briton, 
primitive Irish, with a large admixture of the later Norwegian, Dane, 
Saxon and Angle. Less than 2000 years ago the English, Dutch, 
Swedes, Germans, and even the Scotch-Irish, were one Germanic race 
in the forests surrounding the Xorth Sea. 

The Germans and Scotch-Irish settled in great numbers in the 
Susquehanna and Shenandoah valleys, and along the foot-hills of the 
Alleghenies. And naturally they came to intermarry and intermingle 
their customs and manners ; and the Germans may rejoice to have 
had such high-bred neighbors, whose influence was elevating and 
refining to the Teutonic blood. 





George Shumaii. Sec. 1. was born in Germany about 1720 (>r '"J"). 
It is believed that the Kingdom of W'iirtemberg %va> his native 
province. He niarrietl. in liis native home, a Miss Manning, the sister 
I of John Manning; and Mr. Manning was married to a sister ox grand- 

I father George Shuman. and both lived on adjoining farms on Turkey 

I Hill, in Manor township. Lancaster cotinty. Pa. Their first child. 

I MICHAEL, was born about 1738. or some time before they migratetl 

[ to America. According to a traditiim in the family, they came over 

! in 1760. and all their other children were born in this country, after 

I that date. 

j My brother. George \\". Shuman. of Middleburg. \'a., ga\-e me 

i valuable help in making up the record of our ancestor. He was the 

I eldest of our family. He was reared almost in the shadow of grand- 

■; father's home on Turkey Hill, and grandfather's widow, our gran^i- 

1 mother, had her home in our father's family during my brother's boy- 

j hood. He could therefore learn more of his grandmother's history. 

I since he remained home to learn his trade with father. I had yet 

I many questions to ask this brother, but during our correspondence 

! he died. Deeming his information of value to our history. I will 

[ quote his exact words written me Aug. 25. 1SS5 : 

! "Our grandfather Shuman was named George : he came from Wir- 

"; temberg. in Germany, some years before the Revolution : he had a 

i wife when he came. His sons Adam, Andrew, and one other Vvhose 

! name I have forgotten, settled in Central Pennsylvania. They had 

j also a sister who married a man by the name of Gingrich, at Lititz. in 

Lancaster county. Pa., and a short time after went to Tennessee, near 
Nashville, where I suppose their descendants are still living. 

"After the death of grandfather's wife, he married Catharine 
Pfeiffer, who also came from Witemberg. by whom he had six chil- 
dren — 4 sons and 2 daughters: Christian. Frederick. Jacob 'our 
father) and George. Frederick died a young man. Christian and 
Jacob settled in Lancaster county. Pa. : George located at W'illiams- 
ville, not far from Buffalo. X. Y. He married a Miss Landis. Tliey 
had two sons, as well as I can recollect. George died a young ir.aii. 
One of the daughters married John Brady, who lived at Millersvilic. 
The younger one was married to a man by the name of Crist, wii > w as 
living in Pittsburg, when I left home in 1829. 

"When our grandfather Shuman came to this country he I'lcatt-i 
on what was called Turkey Hill, where he bought, a tract "f land, 
and set out a large number of fruit trees, among the rest n largi-' 



i number of fine cherry tree;, many of which were still in fine condition 

• when I wa< a boy." 

I In a subsequent letter, dated Sept.. 'So, he wrote ; 

I "Grandfather by his first wife had six children, five sons and one 

I daughter. All the si'ns but Michael settled in Central Pennsyi\ania. 

I Michael remained in Lancaster county. He married Miss L'rban, 

\ who was an aunt to 'Smoker Jake's' wife, whose maiden name was 

Urban, and whose father kept a hotel in Washington, below 

"The daughter of our grandfather by his first wife, and sister to 
MichaeL married a man by the name of Gingrich, and they located 
in Tennessee, before my recollection, and I have not been able to hear 
anything from them. I came across a man who said he was reared 
not far from Xashville. Tenn.. but he could give me no information of 
them. He. however, knew a family there by the name of Gingray, 
whose ancestors came from Lancaster Co.. Pa., many years ago; and 
it is possible that may be the same, as Gingrich was from Lancaster 

"The name of grandfather's fir?t wife I have forgotten, if I ever 
knew. She came with him from the old countr}-. He was a stern 
Lutheran. Our grandmother [Catharine Pfeififer] lived with us until 
I was twelve years of age. She was totall}- blind for many years: and 
in all that time I do not think I ever heard her mention anything 
about having kinsfolk in this country; but she often mentioned an 
older sister whom she left behind in her old honie in the Fatherland." 
Joseph ^L Shuman (Sec. 2T-Ea i says in regard to the home of our 
ancestor in Germany : 

"George Shuman came from Sc'Uthern Germany. I heard my 
grandfather (Jacob) say that the countr_\- from which his grandfather 
emigrated was under French rule at the time, and he boasted ipla}- 
fully) that there was not a drop of German blood in him. He came 
from Elsass, and so he claimed to be a Frenchman. \\'hen the French 
took that part of the country, man}- Germans left, and settled in Penn- 
sylvania. This is what makes me sure where my great-grandfather 
came from." 

In the same letter (Sept.. 1885' George W. writes of a Union 
ofiTicer, during the Civil War. named Bartenstein. who called at his 
house in Middleburg, Va., and claimed that the Bartcnsteins and the 
Schumanns were interrelated by marriage— that his father had a 
record of the marriages of the Eartensteins and the Schumanns. "and 
the time of various branches when they emigrated to America, for 
the last one hundred and fiftv vears." 


In sizing up this ..fticcr. he says, -I liavc no doubt he had the 
blood of a Shuman ccairsing- through his veins; for there was a 
strong resemblance of the old Shuinan family." 

.My brother, in both these letters, asserts with a confidence that 
can not well be gainsayed that there was a sister of these five brotliers 
of the first set. But as not an iota of further information can be 
obtained, this tradition remains unsettled. 

The last of George Shuman's children was ELIZABETH 
BRADY, who died in 1S73. He had IS grandchildren, all of whom are 
dead except two grandsons still living in 1913. namely. Michael S. 
Shuman (Sec. 53) and William C, his brother (Sec. 58}. There are 
104 great-grandchildren living. His remaining descendants still living 
are about 1320. and extend into the seventh generation. 

George's first wife. Manning, died at the birth c^f her fiftli -■n. 
ANDREW, in 177-1; there was also a twin babe with ANDREW, 
which died at birth. In 1776. grandfather m., second. Catharine 
Pfeiffer. who was from the same part of Germany, and who bore him 
six children. These eleven children of George Shuman are the pro- 
genitors of the Shuman family a.s recorded in these pages. 

I, who am writing these annals, am one of the two remaining 
living members of the second generation. Our ancestor was my 
grandfather, and there is (Mily one other person that can call him so. 
and he is my brother Michael Shuman, of Columbia, Pa. And this 
grandfather of mine is your great-grandfather, or great-great-grand- 
father, or simply your ancester George Shuman from Germany. The 
genealogy of this book goes down to the seventh generation. Please. 
note that our ancestor George Shuman stands at the head, and has no 

The first generation are numbered bv the Roman numeral— I II, 
III, IV, etc. 

Second generation by Arabic nuinerals — 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. 

Third generation by small, or lower case, Roman numerals— i, ii, 
iii, iv, etc. 

Fourth generation by Arabic in parentheses— (1), (2), (3), (i), 

Fifth-generation by alphabet small caps — .\. i;, c. d, etc. 

Sixth generation by alphabet lower case — a, b. c. d. etc. 

Seventh generation bv alphabet lower case, in parentheses — (a;, 
(b), (c), (d), etc. 

Our ancestor comes in Section 1. 

His first-born <on MICHAEL, I, and descendants in Section 2, 
down to Section 10. 

...•9 ,* ,■• '- .1- 


His second son, JOHN. H, and descendants, in Section 11 to Sec- 
tion 18. 

HENRY. III. and descendants, in Sec. 19 to 25. 
ADAM I\'. and descendants, in Sec. 26 to 28. 
ANDREW \-. in Sec. 29 to 37. 
CHRISTIAN VI, Sec. 38 to il. 
ELIZABETH \"II. Sec. 42 to 45. 
JACOB Mil. Sec. 46 to .59. 
MARY IX. Sec. 60 to 63. 
FREDERICK X. Sec. 64. 
GEORGE XI. Sec. 65. 



I I. MICHAEL SHUMAN. -. m ..f George, Sec. 1. born in Ger- 

! many about IToS, and linaii^lit ti:i America by his parents, in 17G0. 

s He m. Elizabeth Urban, .if tlie \illage of Washington, in Manor town- 

I sliip. Lancaster Co., F'a., now Washingtonboro. Here he liverl and 

[ reared his family, and here lie and Elizabeth are buried. 

■ Though not "to the .Manor born," lie was reared in it. and spent 

! his boyhood as well as manhood there. The exact spot where he 

I lived was pointed out to me in 1909 by his granddaughter. Elizabeth 

I Hougentobler. who resides within a few rods of the spot in A\'ashing- 

[ tonboro. His wife Elizabeth was an aunt of Fanny L'rban. the ^vifc 

I of Commissioner Jacob B, Shuman (Sec, oO^ 

i Six Boys and three girls: 

\ 1. George, b, about ITiiO. Washingtonboro. bachelor: described 

I by one who saw him. as an old man, with bald head, and living with 

I his sister, Barbara Oxer, in A\'ashingtonboro. Possibly he was the 

I nonagenarian mentioned as "Daniel" in the biographical sketch of his 

; cousin. Mary Barr. (Sec. 61-A.) 

I 2. Michael, b. Jan. 9. 179:5. Washingtonboro, Sec. 3. 

^ 3. Lewis, b. Feb. 2S. 1796, Sec, 4, 

I 4. Adam, b. Jan. 28. 17!iS. Sec. 5. 
5. Barbara, b. Oct.. 1S02. Sec. 6. 

I 6. Jacob Urban, b. May 7, 1S04. Sec. 7, 

I 7. John, b. Aug. 2S, 1^06. Sec, 8, 

I 8. Elizabeth, b, about ISOS, Sec. 9. 

i 9. Frances (Fanny "i. b. about 1810, Sec. 10. 

These all remained in their native township, except Lewis and 
Elizabeth, who migrated west. 


2. Michael Shuman, s( .n .;.i MICHAEL. Sec. 2, born Jan. 9. 1793 : 
d. Oct, 27, 1871; m. Susan Mctjowan. who d. Feb. 25, 1874, Two 

daughters : 

Henrietta Shuman. b. March 24. 1827: d. Jan. 16. 1892: 
m. to Amos W. Dambach (182.J-1896 ), and had ten chil- 
dren : 

(1) Sarah Etta Dambach. b. 1847; d. 1852. 

(2) Oliver W. Dambach, b. 1849; d. 1852. 

(3) Susan Dambach, b. Aug. 13, 1851; m. to John 

(4) Anna Mary Dambach. b, 1853 ; d, 1855. 

(5) Elizabeth Jane Dambach, b. Oct. 23, 1855; m, to 
Tobias Newcomer, 


(6) Eda Danibach. h. Feb. 1. ISoT ; m. to We^ley 

(7) Obed S. Danibach. b. May 16, 1S60 ; m. Ida M. 

(8) Henrietta I-Vances Danibach, b. Jan. S, 1S63; d. 
Jan. IC, ls:)2. 

(9) John Calvin Danibach, b. April 7, 1S65; m. 
Amanda Laughman. 

(10) Amns Martin Danibach, b. July 31. 1870: m. Ida 
ii. Sarah Shunian. b. June 10. 1832: d. July 30. IS.'iS : m. to Sam- 
uel Lively, and had four rlaughters: 

(1) Susan Lively, b. 1851 : d. in infancy. 

(2) Henrietta Lively, b. March 22. l^-J-t : unm., living 
with her sister. Amanda Hershey. 

(3) Amanda Lively, b. Jan. 31. 18.36. Sec. 3-A. 

(4) Frances Shuman Lively, b. Dec. 21. 1858: d. March 
9, 1876. She was m. to Benjamin S. Eisenberger. 
her second cousin, son of John, and grandson of 
Fanny (Sec. 10). They had: 

.\.' Alice Eisenberger: m. Oct. 16. 1901, to Wil- 
." . liam A. Moore: res.. Delaware Cu.. Pa. 

B. Frances Grace Eisenberger: ni. Jan. 13. 1904. 
to John Thnene : res., Delaware Co.. Pa. 


(3). Amanda Lively, dau. of Sarah, dau. of Michael. Sec. 3. 
born Jan. 31. 1856: m. April 22. '76, to Eusebius K. Hershey. son of 
Jacoli II. Hershey and Fanny W. Kauffman. Mr. Hershey was born 
on a farm at Creswell. Lancaster Co., Pa. After spending a term as 
a student in the National Normal School, at Lebanon, (Jhio. and 
teaching school several terms, he went back to the farm in '82. Dur- 
ing several years he wrote articles for the newspapers on tobacco 
culture, and he has the distinction of having raised the first crop oi 
Havana seed tobacco in Lancaster county, in 1884. In '96 he was 
elected a school director of Manor township, and took a deep intere-t 
in the welfare of the public schools. In 1902 he was elected presi- 
dent of the county conventiun of school directors. At difi'erent times 
he served on the executive and resolutions committees of that body. 

Mr. Hershey was appointed an agent of the Northern Mutual Fire 
Insurance Co. of Lancaster county, July 1, '85: elected a director of 
the company in May, "99, and served in that capacity until 1909, when 
Jie was elected secretary and trea-urer of the companv. 


Mr. Hershe}- was treasurer of the Manor Township Road District 

-; from 1906 to 190!). He is secretary and treasurer ui tlie Columbia and 

I Manor Street Ry. Co. 

! Eusebius and Amanda Flersliey have two sons: 

i .\. Elam L. Hershey. b. Feb. IS. 1S7T: Sec. ;3-Aa. 

I B. Harry Lively Hershey, b. Sept. 19. 18S4 ; farmer, 

f, operating- the home farm : unmarried ; res.. Creswell. 

I Lane. Co., Pa. 


i .\. Elam L. Hershey. son of .\manda. Sec. S-A : born Feb. 18. 1877 : 

I grad. from \'aIparaiso University. Ind.. in 1S99, dept. chemistry and 

I pharmacy. He worked one year in Borden's Pharmacy. Columbia. 

s Pa. He then entered the Chickies Iron Co. laboratory as chemist, and 

I served until 1902. when he entered the labiiratory of the Buffalo Union 

! Furnace Co. Afterwards he went to Port Henry. N. Y., and analyzed 

( ores for the W'ethersby Sherman Mining Co. and the Port Henry 

: Furnace Co.. working in the magnetic ores for two years. 

I He was chemist for the Virginia Iron and Ore Co.. and served as 

\ superintendent of the Shenandoah Furnace, at Shenandoah, \'a. 

, For the last five years he has been chemist of the Eckman Fur- 

J nace Co.. Pulaski. \'a. He m.. Oct. 19. 1905. Miss Lyda Bunn, of 

1 Bigstone Gap. \\'ise Co., \'a., and has 

• a. Ralph Hershey, b. Aug. .5, 1906. 


I 3. Lewis Shuman, son of Michael. Sec. 2. bi.rn Feb. 28. 1796; d. 

1853; m. May 8, 1823, Elizabeth Lutz (b. Jan. 24, 1803; d. Nov. 8, 
1880), dau. of Philip Lutz and Catharine Shellenberger. Both Lewis 
and Elizabeth were natives of Manor township, and both their 
children were born, and reared, and married there. 

Lewis Shuman moved to Indiana, in '58 or '60; he resided first at 
Cambridge City, then moved to Miamisburg, Ohio. After two years' 
residence there, he mo\ed back to Indiana, and died at Cambridge 
City. Flis widow resided at Milton, wliere she died. Two children: 
i. Amos. b. Sept. 24. 1823. Sec. 4-A. 
ii. Catharine, b. Nov. 4, 1824, Sec. 4-B. 

Amos Shuman, son of Lewis. Sec. 4, born Sept. 24. 1823 ; a vet- 
eran of the Civil War, Company B, 133d Ind. Vol. Inf. He m., July 
4, '46, Anna Lichty (b. in Hempfield township, Lancaster Co., Pa., 
Oct. 12, 1825). 


On the 4th of July. 1006. Amos -ami wife Anna celebrate. 1 the 
sixtieth anniversary of tlieir wedding in the presence of all their clid- 
dren at their home in Sandford, X'igo connty, Indiana — their marriage 
having takeii place in Lancaster. Pennsylvania, on the 4th of July, 
1S46. The venerable scddier was in his eighty-third year, and his 
equally venerable wife in her eighty-first. Amos d. Oct. IS. 1912, 
aged S9 years. 24 days. His widijw Anna is (IDlo) in her SSth year. 

Amos's wife. .\nna Lichty, was a cousin of Dr. Jacob D. H(istet- 
ter of Pittsburg, a multi-milliMnaire. and one of '"the 400 set." as a 
daughter of Amos remarks. 

To Amos and Anna Shuman were b. nine children: 

(1) Lewis, b. 1S47. d. in infancy. 

(2) Alacinda. b. 1840; Sec. 4-Aa. 

(3) Elizabeth Ann. b. Feb. 1. 1S52. Sec. 4-Ab. 

(4) William Amos. b. 1S54; d. in infancy. 

(5) Letha Bertha, b. lS-54; d. in infancy. 

(6) Monroe Lichty, b. March 20, 1855. Sec. 4-Ac. 

(7) Jennie Lichty. b. Jan. 19. 1858. Sec. 4-Ad. 
(S) Laura, b. Feb. 22. 1861. Sec. 4-Ae. 

(9) William G.. b. 1866. Sec. 4-Af. 

Alacinda Shuman. dau. of Amos. Sec. 4-A, born May 4. 184!), in 
Lancaster, Pa. She received her name through her uncle. Samuel 
Lichty, wdio at her birth suggested "Alacinda." the name of a beau- 
tiful Indian girl whom he had known. Alacinda. who at home w-eni 
by the name of Alice, was m. Dec. 2. 1866. to (jeorge M. Fisher, of 
Terre Haute. Ind.. a soldier of the Civil War. He enlisted at the first 
call, and was out through all the War. The last time he enlisted on 
the 27th of March. 1865. at Terre Haute, in Company D. 156th Ind. 
\'ol. Inf. He had served twice before. 

Alacinda d. Dec. 19, 1900. The cause of her death is related by 
her sister. Mrs. Evinger: "Sister Alacinda died of blood poisoning in 
her foot, at St. Anthony's Hospital. She had come home to live with 
pa and ma, and to care for them. She came in March. 1909. In Octo- 
ber she went to St. Louis to visit her three siins. Her son, Harry 
Fisher, took her to a doctor to ha\e her feet treated for corns. Blood- 
poisoning set in the last of November, after she had gone home. She 
died after having two toes amputated. She t(ild us to meet her in 
heaven. We buried her in the Flighland Lawn Cemetery at Terre 

Four children, all born in Terre Haute ; 

A. Harry Richard Fisher, b. March 10. 1868; m. Ruth 
Jeannette Brown, 'if Montreal. Canada, and has no 



1 cliildrcii. Her father \va^ a military officer in the 

j German army. P[arry -settled in St. Louis. Mc. and 

j hi,'^ mother with the rest oi tlie family followed. 

I Some years later the mother moved back to the farm 

\ at Star City, Ind. 

B. George Albert Fisher, b. June 1. 1S70; m. Nov. 16. 
1S96. Elvia L. Aleader (b. Xov. 19. 1S6S). dau. of 
Solomon R. Meader (1). at Augusta. Maine, in 1S41) 
and Mary AI. Oxford (b. at Perrysville. Ind.. in 1S4;J). 
I They have four children : 

I a. Mildred D. Fisher, b. Aug. 21. 1S9S. 

I b. Harry R. Fisher, b. Aug. 22. 1000; d. Oct. 6, 

I 1900. 

1 c. Ruth R. Fisher. I.. Oct. 14. 1901. 

I d. Grace Bernice Fi^her. b. ALirch 2. 1906. 

j c. Anna May Fisher, b. May 4. 1S71 : d. April 10. 1S72. 

I D. Herbert L. Fisher, b. June 8. 1S74 : m. Oct. 6. 1902. 

\ Aline Blanche Colombe. b. in Montreal. Que. Her- 

! bert L. d. July 13. 1913. The body was brought from 

I St. Louis and buried beside his mother in Highland 

I Lawn cemetery. Terre Haute. Ind. They had two 

f chiklren : 

a. .Mabel Lillian Fisher, b. Jan. 9, 1905. 

b. Genevieve Trilla Fisher, b. June 13. 1906: d. 
Sept. 26. 1906. 


(3) Elizabeth Ann Shuman. dau. of Amos. Sec. 4-A, born Feb. 1. 
1852; m. July 4. '71, to John Frederick Udieathll ; res., Terre Haute: 
four children : 

A. Maud Lenore \\'heatfill, b. Sept. 4. 1872: m. April 
17, '98, to Richard Raymond Armstrong, and had 

a. Leroy Milton Armstrong, b. Sept. 23, 1901 ; 
d. infant. 

b. Dorothy Lucile Armstrong, b. Aug. 5, 1903. 

B. William Frederick W'heathll. b. Oct. 14. 1873: m. 
Feb. 15, '99, Emma C. Sykes. and they have 

a. Alta Maurine Wheattill. b. April 30. 1906. 

C. Claude Centennial Wheattill. b. Dec. 2. 1875; m. 
June 20, 1900, Eftie R. Lewis. 

D. Alice Edith Wheathll. b. June 4. 1882; m. June 26, 
1901. to Oliver M. Watts, and has 

a. Ruth Elizabeth Watt^. b. June 22. 1905. 



(6) Monroe Liclity Sliuman. 5cn i>i Amos. Sec. 4-A. born March 
20, IS.j.j, blacksmith. He m. Ajiril I'). "i'\ Ida Fremont Fuqua i b. Sept. 
16, 1857), dau. of ^\'illiam Woodson Fuqua and Mary .\nn Calder. 
Six children : 

A. V'erdie Clarence, b. June 21, 1ST7 : m. Oct. 3. '99. Rosa 
B. Stamphley. 

I B. Ernest Lichty. b. Juno S. ISSl ; m. April 28, 1902, 

i Flossie D. King, and has 

I a. Cecil Irene Shuman, b. June 17. 1903. 

I b. Linden Theotlore Shuman. b. March 9. 1905. 

E c. William Amos. b. July 29. 1SS3 ; m. Pearl Tweedy, 

I and has a baby girl. 

I D. Nellie \'elora. b. Jan. 1. 1892; she was m. Jan. 2, 

I 1910. to Arthur Eugene Newman ( b. July 11. 1890) 

I and had 

I a. Arthur Newman, b. 1912: d. age 5 months. 

r E. Anna Laura, b, Jan. 23. 1894; m. Oct. 30. 1912. to 

I John Edmonson. 

i F. Clifton Harry, b. July 5, 1900. 

' SECTION 4-Ad. 

I (7) Jennie Lichty Shuman. dau. of Amos. Sec. -1-A, born Jan. 19, 

I 1858; m. to Robert M. Harrison, a widower with three children eiglit, 

i ten and twelve years of age. when he m. Jennie. Charles, the oldest, 

d. very suddenly at the age of twenty-four }-ears, after having been 
admitted to the bar. Clement, the second, aged 32. is a traveling 
salesman for Marshall Field & Co.. Chicago. The youngest is a 
dau., m., and residing at Council Bluft's, Iowa. Mr. Harrison resided 
in Kansas City, Mo., but moved to Denver. Colo., where he d. June 
10, 1913. The body was taken to Terre Haute. Ind.. antl laid in the 
family lot in Highland Lawn cemetery. He had two children by 
Jennie L. : 

A. Helen Joy Harrison, b. 1889 ; m. .\ug. 7, 1912, to 
Donald Roy Bristol, at Denver, son of Mrs. George 
Bristol, one of Denver's oldest and most prominent 
families. He was graduated from Speer's school. He 
is assistant superintendent of the Gold Fissure mine 
at Empire, Colo., where he resides. Helen Joy was 
soprano soloist of St. Mark's choir and was president 
of St. Margaret's guild. She was known as "the 
sweet pea girl," and no other flower was used at her 


George William Harriscui. b. 1S9.5, student in high 


I (S) Laura Shunian. dau. of Am..s. Sec. 4-A, born Feb. 22. 1S6L 

I in lirazil, Ind.: ni. Sept. 10. '7S. to Thomas W. Evinger, grocer. Terre 

I Haute, Ind., son of David and Lizzie Evinger, of Ohio. Mr. Evinger 

I has sold out his interest in the grocery to his son, Roy Lawrence. 

? They had five children: 

I .\. Cary Clifton, b. May 16. ISSO. He %vas partner with 

i his father for a number of years. Then Roy Law- 

j rence purchased his father's interest, and the grocerv 

I now is in their name. Clifton m. Oct. 30, 1910, Nellie 

\ Needham of Pulaski, Ind.. whose parents are from 

\ '. Ohio. They have 

ia. Charles Thomas Evinger. b. Sept. 13. 1912. 
B. Arthur, b. May 21, 1SS2: d. Xov. 7, 18S2. 
c. Jennie Mabel, b. March 27, 1885; d. Dec. 14. 1S8S. 
I D. Roy Lawrence, b. Nov. 17, 1889; student at college. 

i Now in grocery in partnership with his brother Cary. 

I Roy L. m. Aug. 11. 1912. Nellie Call, "a pretty little 

i blonde." his mother writes. She is the dau. of 

[ Charles \V. Call, of Terre Haute. 

E. Paul Thomas, b. Dec. 24, 1901 : d. Dec. 24, 1903. 


(9) William Grant Shumnn. son of Amos. Sec. 4-A, born 1866. in 
Terre Haute, Ind. : has a large stock farm, twelve miles from Terre 
Haute, and is a successful farmer. He m., in '87, Fanny Taylor, and 
had three children: she died Feb.. 1894; he m. second, Lilly Graham, 
in '96, and had lour children: 

A. Clifford, b. 1888; m. Mattie Roden. 

B. Elsie, b. 1890; d. aged 1 year. 
c. Olive Violet, b. 1892. 

D. Laura Marie, b. 1897 ; d. at age 2. 

E. Maude Gladys, b. 1899. 

F. Goldie May. b. 1901. 

G. Clement Horace, b. 1903. 


Catharine Shuman. dau. of Lewis, Sec. 4, born Nov. 4. lJ^24; d. 
Aug. 27, 1901 ; m. to John Young, and had three children : 


(1) Anna Harriet Y.iung-. b. Dec. 21. 1847; m. first, to Myron 
L. McClure; m. .-econd. to John Dodge; res., Milton, Ind. 
She had one child to McClure: 

.\. Lono McClure. b. Feb. 27, 1871; m. to Sylvester 
W'ilber McCollum; no children; separated. 

(2) Elizabeth Young, b. March 8, 1S52 ; d. July 26, 1903; m. 
to Samuel Snyder, and had five children : 

A. Lewis Shuman Snyder, b. .-Xpril 6, 1878; deaf and 
dumb; m. Mrs. Anna Smith, who is deaf; no chil- 

B. Gertrude Snyder, b. Nov. 27, 1875 ; m. in "93 to 
William Keller (b. June 12, 1864), and has two 
children : 

a. Marie Elizabeth Keller, b. Oct. 14, 1S94. 

b. William Clarence Keller, b. May 19, 1909. 
c. William Snyder. 

D. Beulah Snyder, b. June 15, 1877 ; m. to \\"illiam 
Sample, and has 

a. Charles Sample, b. Aug., 1905. 

b. Gertrude Mary Sample, b. Sept., 1906. 

c. Jeannette Sample, b. May 14, 1909. 

E. Catharine Snyder, b. Aug. 6, 1879 ; m. to Lee 
Luneke, and has 

a. Elizabeth Luneke, b. 1900. 

b. William Alfred Luneke. b. 1902. 

(3) Amelia Young, b. Feb. 8. 1857; d. Dec. 13, 1895; m. to 
Edwin Bramwell, brass finisher. Chicago, and had one 
child, still-born. 

4. Adam Shuman, son of MICHAEL, Sec. 2. born Jan. 2S, 1798 ; 
d. Aug. 14, 1879, aged 81 y., 6 m.. 16 d. He m. May 4, 1824, Catharine 
Doerstler (b. Nov. 24, 1803; d. Feb. 27, 1873). He was a fanner, and 
lived in Manor township, near Turkey Hill, and had 
i. An infant dau., still-born, 1825. 
ii. Benjamin Shuman. b. April 18. 1826. He sailed from 
the port of New York, January 20, 1852, for California, 
going by the Isthmus of Panama. In 1860 he left Cali- 
fornia and went into the Eraser River gold mines of 
British Columbia, v.-here he remained until his death, 
about 1880. It is thought he was married and had a 
family, and that he possessed considerable wealth. He 
had written home at long intervals and finally was no 
longer heard from. 


i iii. George Doerstler Shumaii. b. .March 10. 1S29. Sec. 5-A. 

j iv. Milton Doerstler Shuman. b. May 1, 1831. Sec. 5-B. 

j V. Adam Shuman, b. March 25. 1833. 

vi. Catharine Shuman. b. April 1. 1835. 

I vii. Hiram R. Shuman. b. June 20, 1836, Sec. 5-C. 


'■ George D. Shuman, son of Adam, Sec. 5, born March 10, 1829: 

I d. April 12, 1903; m. in ISol, Elizabeth Miller, who died: he m. sec- 

' end, Mrs. Mary Ann Steigelman, born Fry, dau. of Emanuel Fry, 

j and sister of Benjamin S. and Christian Fry. and sister of Mrs. Tobias 

[ Herr, of Netifsville. Lancaster Co.. Pa. : no children, but had eight 

j children by Elizabeth Miller: 

j (1) John Adam, b. Feb. 12, 1S52 : d. June 20, 1888. 

! (2) Benjamin >.Iiller, b. July 24. 1853. 

(3) Margaret Ann. b. May 2. 1855. 

i (4) Mary Miller, b. Aug.' IS. 1S56. 

\ (5) Theodore, b. Feb. 27, 1859. 

i (6) Elizabeth, b. July 14, 1861. m. to Ellmeier. 

I (7) Catharine (Katy). b. April 29, 1864: m. to Daniel C. Fry. 

j who d. April 7, 1910; one child. 

I . A. Elvin C. Fry, b. Nov. 10, 1883. is with the Pipe 

f and Pipe Bending W'orks. Harrisburg, Pa. Hi? 

I father Daniel C. was the only son of Jacob D. 

! Fry. 

(8) Elmer, b. Aug. 4, 1870. 


Milton D. Shuman. s^r. of Adam, Sec. 5, born May 1, 1831, farmer, 
and near neighbor to his brother George D. He m. Sept. 23, '58, 
Elizabeth M. Hetzler (b. Jan. 5, 1839), dau. of Christian and Cath- 
arine Hertzler, and had five children: 

(1) Mary Catharine, b. Feb. 5, 1860; d. March 16, 1861. 

(2) Henry B.. b. Jan. 2, 1862. printer; holds a uo-iti' 'ti in 
U. S. mint. He m. Dec. 31, 1912, Emily Mann, dau. of 
Levi FI. Alann. of Creswell, Lane. Co., Pa. 

(3) Alvin H., b. Aug. 5. 1864; d. June 7, 1885. 

(4) Elizabeth H.. b. March 22. 1872; m. June. '92. to Chris- 
tian F. Rohrer, son of Christian and Catharine Rohrer. 
and has a son 

\. Eli S. Rohrer, b. Oct. 12, 1895. 

(5) Eli Hertzler. b. Sept. 24. 1S75 ; grad. Millersville Normal 
School ; teacher. 



Hiram R. Sliumaii. ;-on of Adam. Sec. 5. born June 20. 1S:'>G. 
He m. Sept. 29. 1857. Susan Kendig Sauder. dau. of Harry Sauder 
and Mary Ann Kendig. In 1S6S he moved to Drumore township, 
Lancaster county, and after a residence of twenty years he removed 
into Lancaster, where he resides. He explains how he got the R 
for his middle name — a name that is not a name. His cousin Henry 
D. Shuman (Sec. 7-B) was so named for his mother, who was a 
Douglas. Hiram was named Hiram D. for his mother, who was a 
Doerstler. Both boys used the same initials. There was always 
trouble with their mail. So Hiram chose the last letter of his moth- 
er's name; and that is how he comes to wear the R. Five children: 

(1) Catharine Shuman. b. May 7. 1S5S. Sec. ")-Ca. 

(2) Benjamin Shuman, b. June 6, 1860; d. June 27, 1S60. 

(3) Franklin Shuman. b. March 23, 1864; d. Aug. 11, 1S64 

(4) Adeline Shuman. b. May 14. 1867; d. March 25. 1871. 

(5) Harry A. Shuman, b. March 2. 1872; cigar maker; m. 
March, '97, Lydia Xeuhauser. He resided in Lancaster, 
Pa., but later removed to New Cumberland, Cumberland 
Co., Pa. : no children. 


Catharine Shuman. dau. vi Hiram R.. Sec. 5-C. born May 7, 1S58 : 
m. April 30, 1882, to Henry M. Stauffer, of Landisville, Lane. Co.. 
Pa., and had eight children : 

A. Susan Staufter. b. June 10. 1883; m. to Ray Barthold, 
and has no children. 

B. Hiram Stauffer. b. May 24. 1884; d. in infancy. 
c. David Stauft'er. b. May 5. 1885 ; d. in infancy. 

D. Aaron Stauft'er. b. Aug. 28, 1886; silk-weaver, in silk 
factory in Rossmere. in Lancaster. 

E. Samuel Stauffer. b. Aug. 29, 1887 ; d. Sept. 28. 1887. 

F. Margie Stauffer. b. ^L1rch 24. 1889; m. in 1908 to 
Hyland Dunn, and has no children. 

G. Eugene Stauffer. b. Dec. 5. 1892; d. 

H. Robert Campbell Stauffer, b. Sept. 12, 1894; d. Oct. 

10, 1894. 
I. Howard Stauffer, b. 1897 ; moulder in Rossmere, 



5. Barbara Shuman. dau. ..f MICHAEL, Sec. 2; born <Jct.. 1802; 
m. in 1826 to John Oxer of Manor township ; m. 2d to Joseph McLane 


of Washingtonboro. Barbara is buried at Letort Mcnnonite Meeting 
House. Manor township. She had two children to John Oxer: 

i. Alary Ann Oxer. b. March 29, 1S27 ; m. to Israel Hooven, 
of Windsor twp.. York Co., Pa. — no children : she d. Jan. 
1, 1893; buried in \\ashingtonboro Cemetery. 
ii. Elizabeth Oxer, b. May 12. 1829; d. April 13, 1857; m. m 
Jacob Shickley (b. Sept. 2. 1820; d. March 3, 1901). Eliza- 
beth is buried in Washingtonboro Cemetery. Tliey had 
one child : 

(1). Eli Shickley, b. Feb. 14, 1850. farmer; m. March 
11, "83, Sarah Jane Rineer (b. March 19, 1855>, 
Res., Pequea Creek, Lancaster Co., Pa. Two 
children : 

.\. Jacob Shickley. b. Oct. 8, 1884; farmer, 

B. Susan Shickley. b. March 12, 1889, un- 


6. Jacob Urban Sliuman, >nn of MICHAEL, Sec, 2, born M;iy 7, 
1804; d. Jan. 18, 1SS7 ; m. Sept. 5, '25, Charlotte Douglas (b. Oct. 27, 
1805; d. Jan. 1, 1887). 

In the summer of 1885, in a tuur through "the Manor" to see their 
friends, the Editor and his wife Rel)ecca visited this venerable couple 
at their home in Manor township, a little east of the CHRISTIAN 
SHUMAN farm. Jacob U. was then 81 years of age, his wife in her 
80th year — both cheerful and enjoying health. We were favorably 
impressed by their \"enerable apjiearance. It was riur last sight 
of them; for Charlotte passed away on the 1st of January, 1887, and 
her husband, when his Charlotte was buried from his sight, was -o 
overborne by the loss that the weight of it bore him down, and seven- 
teen days after her death the venerable octogenarian went out to rest 
beside his loved companion. 

Jacob U. Shuman was for a number of years the manager of his 
uncle CHRISTIAN'S distillery, and from that circumstance came to 
be called " 'Stiller Jake" Shuman. At this distillery, when I was a 
boy of seven and eight, I used to see cousin Jacob U., then in his 
forties, at work. 

Having been wedded in 1825, they had outlived their golden 
wedding anniversary by twelve years. Four children : 
i. Mary Ann, b. July 19, 1827, Sec. 7-A. 
ii. Henry Douglass, b. Jan. 14, 1829. Sec. 7-B. 


I iii. Jeremiah, b. I-'eb. 11, ISoo. farmer, wealthy; m. Dec. 17. 
' 1S60. Barbara D. Xuding: no children; res.. Bausman. a 

I suburb of Lancaster. 

[ iv. Amos D.. 1). Sept. 8. is:^!) ; d. Dec. 6. 1846. 


f i. Marv Ann Shumaii. dau. of Jacob U.. Sec. 7. born July 10. 
^ 1S27 ; d. Feb., 18S0. She was m. to Benjamin F. Kline, farmer, of 
[: Manor township, and had two children: Jacob and Elizabeth. 

j (1) Jacob Shuman Kline, b. Oct. S, 1S49 ; m. Dec. 31. '7-4. 

I Caroline W. Rogers (b. April 6. 1846; d. April 6. 1876) : 

\ m. second, July "21, 1880. the widow r^Iary ^L Kissinger. 

I born Martin, who had a son, Harry M. Kissinger. Jr. The 

\ accident which led to the death of Harry M. Kissinger. 

I sen., in 1878. is a sad episode : he was knocked from a 

I wagon by the fall of a case of tobacco. The wagon with 

i its weight of. seven thousand pounds passed over his body. 

[ injuring him fatally. This happened as the wagon was 

; crossing Duke St. into Cherry Alley, on the Lanca-ter 

i pike, in ihe city of Lancaster. Jacob S. Kline had an only 

|, son by his first wife, Caroline: 

I .\. Benjamin F. Kline, b. March 31. 1876, farmer. 

I (2) Elizabeth Kline, b, 1851. 


j ii. Henry Douglas^ Shuman. son of Jacob U., Sec. 7. born Jan. 

14, 1829. He was for some years a resident of Pittsburg \'alley. 
Manor township, where he was a farmer. In recent years he resided 
in Millersville. He m. Oct. 27. '64. Elizabeth Dietrich (b. Aug. 20, 
1842). He d. May 15, 1899. They had six children : 

(1) Abraham D. Shuman. b. May 26. 1865 ; d. in 1896. He m. 
Anna H. Eshelman, and had 

A. Elma H. Shuman. b. May 16. 1889: m. to Milt .. 
Fry, Feb. 3, 1910. of Creswell, Manor to\vnshn.> 
Lancaster Co., Pa. 

(2) Alice D. Shuman. b. Feb. 20. 1868; m. to Abraham Steh- 
tnan, who is dead. Alice resides in Millersville. and has 
two sons: 

A. Ralph Stehman. 

B. Abraham Stehman. 

(3) Jacob D. Shuman. b. March 5. 1870; d. Nov. 18. 1911; 
locksmith. Lancaster; m. March 21. '93. Hallie L. Landis 
(b. Feb. 7. 1867) of Lancaster, and had 

A. Dorothv Landis Shuman. b. Oct. 18. 1895. 


(4) George Sluiman. b. Oct. 19. 1S74; moulder in Lancaster. 
Pa. He m. ^Lay 17, 190-2, Jennie M. Walk (b. April 24. 
1ST6). and has 

A. Raymond \\'. Shuman, b. Tune 3, 1903. 

B. George D. Shuman, b. Dec. 12, 1904. 
c, Harold K. Shuman, b. Sept. 15, 1906. 

D. Helen Elizabeth Shuman, b. May 22. 1911. 

(5) Jeremiah D., b. Xov. 20. 1S79, was a student of the normal 
school, and is in tobacco business: unmarried. 

(6) Calvin D. Shuman, b. June 29, 1SS3; grad. from the Med- 
ico-Chirurgical College of U. of Pa., Philadelphia, in 1909. 
He m. Ada T. Snyder, of Lancaster, Oct. 19, 1911 (b. 
July 23, ISSS), educated in the public schools of the city. 
He is a pharmacist in Akron, Lancaster count}', firm nf 
Harper and Shuman. where he has been since 1911.' 


7. John Shuman, fifth son of MICHAEL, Sec. 2: born Aug. 2S, 
1806; d. March 20, 1SS5 ; m. Elizabeth Bachman (b. Aug. 26, 1S06 ; d. 
Dec. 22, 18S1"). He is very appropriately distinguished from th.e many 
other Johns of the family by the proud title of "Pilot John." At an 
early age he went on the Susquehanna river as a raftsman, and fol- 
lowed this business the rest of his active life, residing in ^\'ashing- 
tonboro, which in that earlier day was a village known as "Little 
Washington," in Manor township, being later incorporated as a 

The business of steering rafts of lumber down the Susquehanna 
to tidewater was a rough and hard one, requiring strength and alert- 
ness, and a degree of intelligence commensurate with the roughness 
of the river in that part of it known as the Turkey Llill Falls, below 
Columbia: and John gradually acquired such skill that eventually he 
became the most trustworthy pilot on the Susquehanna. 

Pilot John was a farmer, and it may be presumed that as the 
youngest son he was reared on the home farm, and after the death 
of his father assumed control of the place, farming his lands when not 
on the river during the lumbering season. 

He was a strongy-built and handsome man. not heavy, but sin- 
ewy. He had a kindly face, and physiognomy bearing close resem- 
blance to his brothers Adam and Jacob U. (" 'Stiller Jake") as well 
as to Henry W. in his uncle HENRY'S family (Sec. 25L 

John and Elizabeth had six children : 

i. Christian Bachman Shuman, b. July 29, 1S35. Sec, 8-A. 
ii. Mary Ann Shuman, b. June 19, 1837: d. April 6, 1S45. 


iii. Levi Dello <lnniian. b. .ALirch 2. 1S40. Sec. S-B. 

iv., Daniel Shunian. \>. Feb. 4, 1843. Sec. S-C. 

V. Elizabeth Ann. li. Jan. "24. 1S46. m. to Genrg-e IIous:en- 
tobler. of Washin-f niboro. who d. Feb. 17. 1908 (no chil- 
dreni. She lives with her sister. Mrs. Catharine Roberts, 
in W'ashingtonbiiro. 

vi. Catharine, b. Sept. 19. 1S4S, Sec. S-D. 


i. Christian Eachnian Shuman. si3n of Pilot Tolin, Sec. S. born 

July 29. 1S3.0 : d. Nov. 19. 1869 ; he m. Elizabeth '- and had 

two children. After his death she was m. to John Hrnsh. of \\'ashing- 
tonboro. He died, and hi.- wid'3\v lives with her sr,n-indaw, D(.nv 
Doiiglass, and her g-randchildren. Christian B. and Elizabeth Shuman 
had two children : 

(1) Ella Shunian. d. in 1^94 of cancer. She was m. to D.;av 
Douglass, of \\'a<hing-tonboro. and had live children: 

A. Agnes Douglass, was m. to Flerman Staman. of 
Manor township, and has 

a. Herman Staman, b. 1900. 

B. Clara Duugla-s. was m. to Frank Denny, wiflower. 
and has 

a. \'ida Denny, b. 1S!)4. Frank Denny had by 
his first wife a dau.. Hazel Denny. 
c. Anna Douglass, was m. to Charles Reyni .jds, a rail- 
road employee; res., Camden. X. ].: they have fvmr 
children : 

a. Dougla-s Reynolds, b. 190.j. 

b. Virginia Reynolds, b. 1906. 

c. Frances Reynolds, b. 1908. 

d. Stanley Reynolds, b, 1911. 

D, Shuman Douglass. 

E. Elizabeth Douglass, 

(2) Anna Shuman. second dau, of Christian, was m. to Ber- 
nard Siple, and has three children: 

.^. Edgar Siple, m, Mary Berg, of Columbia. Pa., and 
has a dau., 

a. Dorothy Siple, b. 1907. 
- ■- E. Bernard Sifde. m. Mary Swingler, of Columbia, 
and has 

a, Anna Siple, b. 1909. 
■■" ■ . - c. Harriet Siple. 



i iii. Levi Deilo Siiuman. scm •;'! Pilot John. Sec. S. born Marcli 

■ 20. 1S40. He was b. in Wa,-hingtonboro : he was a soldier of the Civil 

[ War — euHsted Feb. 25, 1S6.5 : was Second Lieutenant Company F. 

{ 195th r. \'. : mustered out with company Jan. 31, 1S66. A\'ounded in 

\ the battle of Chancellorsville. He m. July 3. 1S77. Mary .\drienne 

I Leachev (b. Oct. 14, lS5o^. She is familiarly known by the name of 

!- Ada, and was the dau. of Benjamin <7i. Leachev and Elizabeth Benner 

j Kendig. Her lather was one of five brothers who served in the Civil 

j War. namely: Benjamin G. : Elias : Abraham; Samuel, and Amos: 

I sons of John Leachey iL-01-lS65i and Mary Lemon, who had fifteen 

j children. John's father. J.'hn Leachey. Sen., came from Cork. Ireland. 

{ about 1745. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War; settled at 

j Providence, Lancaster Co.. Pa. He had fourteen children; he d. at 

! age 92. After the War one day, while sitting at dinner, two or three 

\ buckshot fell from his nose. Ada often heard her father tell it. She 

! says thi.s Revolutionary hero walked from Lancaster to Philadelphia 

; in one day. 

\ Levi and his family lived in Philadelphia, first on Butternut street. 

j near Fifth; they next lived at 1717 Sydenham street 

\ While the family resided in Philadelphia. Levi D. Shuman had 

I a stroke of paralysis. He lived ten months, but had forgotten the 

I names of the children. He never recognized his wife, but would call 

! and call for her. "Oh! it was pitiful," says Ada. 

I Meanwhile the family had moved to ^L^untville. Lancaster Co.. 

I Pa., where he died of paralysis, caused by a wound which he had 

* received in the battle of Chancellorsville. His father. Pilot John, was 

at his bedside, and died in the same house on the following day, 

from the shock caused by grief over the loss of his son. 

The son was buried in the }iIountville cemetery, and his father 

was laid in the cemetery at Washingtonboro. where lie the remains 

of his parents. MICHAEL and Elizabeth. 

In the year ISSS Levi's widow. Adrienne ("Ada"), was married 

to George Fissel. They resided in Harrisburg, Pa., and had two sons. 

Herbert" Fissel, b. Aug' 24, 1SS9, and Carl Fissel, b. Sept. 17, 1S93. 
In 1899 ^Ir. Fissel became violently insane and was pronounced 

incurable. The mother and her two Fissel boys removed to Colling- 

dale, about seven miles from Philadelphia. Here her two sons, Omar 

and Paul, had their home: and they provided for their mother and 

their little uterine brothers. 

Three sons were born to Levi and Ada : 

(1) Omar Malcolm Shuman. b. Oct. 20, 1S7S, Sec, 8-Ba. 



(2) Leigh Delln Shunian. b. ^L-^rch 20. 1SS2, Sec. S-Bb. 

(3) Paul Shuman. b. Feb. 16. ISS-t. Sec. S-Bc. 


(1) Omar Malcolm Sluiman. ?on of Levi. Sec. S-B. \va.- b. Oct. 
20, 1S7S. in Philadelphia, on Butternut street, near Fifth. He i- a 
grad. of Girard College. He was stenographer for the Philadelphia 
Distributing Co. In the spring of 1903 he went to the Philippine 
Islands, and following is his civil service rcci^rd at Manila: 

April 1903, to Oct. 1, 1904, stock clerk and 5ystemati;!er for the 
Bureau of Printing. 

Oct. 1, 1904, to Sept. 30, 1906. he was with the Bureau of Internal 
Revenue in various positions. Later, he was placed in charge of all 
Internal Revenue collections of the city of }vlanila, in addition to his 
previous duties. 

Oct. 1, 1906, to Aug. 15, 1907, he was with the Bureau of Po=ts. 
where he helped to organize the local postal savings banks, a fore- 
runner of the system now in use in the United States. 

Aug. 16, 1907, to Aug. 1.5. 1910. he was a chief clerk in the chief 
engineer office, Philippine Di^-ision, U. S. Army. Here he was 
responsible for federal government funds and military maps of the 
Philippine Islands. 

During the early part of 1910 his former chief in the Internal 
Revenue office was elected president of the Banco Espanol Filipino, 
the second largest bank in the islands, and Mr. Shuman was employed 
as an accountant to make a special e.xamination of its affairs, and to 
recommend changes in the system from Spanish to American, a tem- 
porary position of three months. 

On July 21, 1910, the board of directors made him its credit man- 
ager, and he entered on full time with the bank on Aug. 16, 1910. 
after completing three years' service with "Uncle Sam" in the Philip- 
pines. This position he is still holding. 

Omar is familiar with office management and accounting, and 
is considered by high authority the best general accountant in the 
field. He is Dictator of the Loyal Order of Moose in Manila, with 
the highest approval of Manila's business community. 

He m. July 1, 1909, in Manila, Miss Laura Lorene Lindley (b. 
Oct. 29, 1S67, at Prosperity. Washington Co., Pa.), dau. of S. B. 
Lindley and Mary Alexander. In 1911 she visited her home in the 
United States, and returned to Manila in the autumn, taking with her 
a sister's dau., Laura Lorene Frazier, whom they adopted as their 
own child, her mother having died in February, 190S. By adoption 
her name is now 

A. Laura Lorene Shuman, b. Jan. 9, 1901. 



(2^ Leigh Dello Sluiman. <..n of Levi. Sec. S-B : born .\L-ircb 
20, 1SS2. in Philadelphia, at 1717 Sydenham street. He entered Girard 
College. May 1, 1SS9; grad. Dec. 31. 1S97. He was employed first as 
a carpenter for a year; then as a stenographer until Oct., 1S95 ; then 
as a millwright until May. 1900: then as a house-carpenter until July, 
! 1900; then as a stenographer in the employ of the New York Ship- 

I building Co.. and was sent by the company to ^.lanila, P. L, as a 

I mechanical engineer. He designed and superintended the putting in 

I of several steel wharves at the harbor of Manila. He is now in full 

I charge of the Philadelphia harbor and all the work on the Delaware 

river, having his oflice at S12 Witherspoon Bldg., Philadelphia, Pa., 
i with a salary of •■f^-l.OOO. He m. Sept. 23, 1909. Harriet Bostwick ; they 

I reside in Palmyra. N. J., and have 

I A. Dorothy Shuman. b. 1911. 

\ SECTION 8-Bc. 

j (3i Paul Shuman. ~. ai .if Levi. Sec. S-ll; born. Feb. 16, 1SS4, 

i in Philadelphia, at 1717 Sydenham street. Entered Girard College, 

I May 30, 1S90. and was grad. Dec. 31. 1S9S. He was stenographer al 

j the Baldwin Locomotive Works: then at age 16 he went into the 

i wholesale house of H. and H. Catherwood. dealers and rectifiers of 

! spirits, at 114 South Front street. Philadelphia. He had his home 

; with his mother in Collingdale, Delaware Co.. Pa., until his marriage 

, to Marguerite Larilliere. June 1. 1909. He was grad. from the Uni- 

I versity of Pennsylvania in high finance and as expert accountant. His 
home is in Collingdale. Pa. 


Daniel Shuman, son "f Jnhn. Sec. S. born Feb. 4, 1843: m. Emma 
Smith. He d. Dec. 3. 1S68, and Emma was m. second, to Henry B. 
Snyder, of Steelton, Pa. She had one child to Daniel Shuman : 

(1) John Bachman Shuman, a railroad man: m. Sophia Klee- 
man, of Philadelphia (died> : he m. second, Jennie W'oods, 
of Columbia. Pa. : res., Wilmington, Del. One child by 
his first wife : 

A. John Shuman. b. 1S9S : clerk in a R. R. office, 
Wilmington. Dei. 

Catharine Shuman, dau. of John. Sec. S : born Sept. 19, 1848 : m. 
in 1877 to Eli Roberts, of Washingtonboro. a farmer and gardener. 
and had five children : 

(1) John Roberts, b. May 15. 1870: d. Sept. 29, 1889. 


(2) Ella Roberts, b. 1S72 : m. Nov. 14, 1900. to William Ohmit. 
dealer in leaf tobacco; she had a child, still-born, Xov. G. 

(3) Leroy Roberts, b. 1S74 : grad. Goldy's Commercial Col- 
lege: ni. in 1!)0:). I.muisc \'. .Merriman. of Philadelpliia : no 
children : res.. Philadelphia. He keeps a restaurant. 

(4) Percy Robert>. b. 1S76: grad. Goldy's Commercial Col- 
lege: merchant. Wilmington. Del. He m. Mary C. Lan- 
dell, and has two sons: 

A. Percival Roberts, b. April 4, 1910. 

B. John Bruner Roberts, b. Oct. 6. 1911. 

(5) Sarah Roberts, still-born. ISTS. 


S. Elizabeth Sluiman. dan. >A MICHAEL, Sec. 2: born about 
ISOS: d. Feb. 29. 1S:J2. She was m. to William F'orre>t. shoemaker: 
they resided at Hagerstown. Ind., west of the Tanker church. They 
had two children, the cilder one dying when four or five years of age. 
After the death of Elizabeth, her husband moved east of Hagerstown, 
Ind.. and was a near neighbor to a family named Yessler, friends 
from Pennsyhania. Mrs. Yessler took the babe Elias to rear it. and 
in the following year \\'illiam Forrest married the dau. of Mrs. Yess- 
ler — no children. 

i. Elias Forrest, b. Feb. 22, 1832. was the cinly surviving chiM 
of William and Elizalieth Forrest. Me m. June 11. Ti^. Mary 
Elizabeth Keever (b. Xov. 13. 1S42>. He enlisted as a sol- 
dier of the Civil War in 1S62 at Hagerstown. Ind., in Com- 
pany K. — th Regt. Ind. \'.il. Me ser\"ed one year and went 
home as a consumptive: he was sick one year, and then 
worked on a farm several years. He purchased a piece of 
land at Cambridge City. Ind.. and followed truck farming 
until 1906, when he moved to Piqua, Ohio, to be near hi- 
dau., Mrs. Max Schneider. He died the following year. 
Sept., 19U7. His wid.jw. ^Lary Elizabeth, lived with her 
dau., and died in 1910. Elias and Mary Elizabeth Forrest 
had one only child : 

(1) Edith Forre^t, b. 1S59 : m. April 7, 1S89, to Max 
Schneider. They resided in Piqua. Ohio, where 
Mr. Schneider was in the grocery business. In 
1910 they moved to Xewp.jrt, Ky.. and he was in 
the same business with a firm m Cincinnati. O 
They had six children : 

A. Lotta Schneider, b. Feb. 26, 1690. 


I D. Ferdinand Schneider, b. 1S93: d. aged six 

\ months. 

I c. Henry Schneider, b. 1S05 : d. at age o y. 6 m. 

I D. Ma.ximillian M. Schneider, b. Jan. 10. ISDS 

' E. Elias Forrest Schneider, b. Nov. 7. IDol. 

i F. William J. Schneider, b. Oct. 20, 1905. 

I After the death of Elias Forrest, his widow. Mary Elizabeth, lived 

I, with her dau. Edith, and moved with the family to Newport, Ky., 

[ where she d. in 1911. and is buried at Piqua, Ohio. 



j 9. Frances (Fanny), dan. of MICHAEL, Sec. 2. She was m. to 

I John Eisenberger. Fanny was b. about ISIO. After the death of her 

I husband she lived with her son in Pittsburg \'alley. near Safe Harbor, 

i in Manor township. Lancaster Co.. Pa., where she died. She had 

I two children. 

I i. John Eisenberger: m. and had a son: 

? (1) Benjamin Eisenlierger ; m. Frances Shuman Lively 

i (Sec. 3) and had 

^ .A. Alice Eisenberger (Sec. 3t. 

I E. Frances Grace Eisenberger (Sec. 3). 
ii. Fanny Eisenberger (not reported). 


John's Family 

II. JOHN SHUMAN, -uii oi ( ieorge. Sec. 1; born Sept. 4. 1761: 
d. .March 7. 1601. He m. in 17s6. Catharine Wilt Cb. Feb. 20, 1770: 
d. Feb. "JS. ISl'Gi. dau. of Michael Wilt, weaver, and wife Margaret. 
Eight children : 

1. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 1. 17S7. Sec. 12. 

2. Catharine, b. 17S;): d. May 2. 1797. 

3. Barbara, b. July 6. 1701, Sec. 13. 

4. John, b. Aug. 6, 1793, Sec. 14. 

5. Sarah, b. Oct. 19. 1796. Sec. 15. 

6. Catharine, b. May 16. 1799, Sec. 16. 

7. George, b. March IS. ISOl. Sec. 17. 

8. Michael, b. July S, 1603. Sec. 18. 


1. Elizabeth Shuman. dau. of JOHN, Sec. 11. born .\ug. 1 
1787: d. March 10. 1869: m. May 23. lMi9. to John Zinimcrnian ' b. 
Sept. 25, 1784: d. March 5, 1872). 

Born in the old stone house at the mill below Millerstown. ?b.e 
spent her maiden years among scenery of mountain, hill and stream 
that is unsurpassed for beauty and grandeur anywhere in the old Key- 
stone state. The Tuscarora. the Buttalo, the Wildcat and the Rac- 
coon mountains were all around her, and the Blue Juniata river mean- 
dered southward close to her home, while the Cocolaumus Creek, with 
its waterfall from the dam. emptied its limpid waters into the Juniata 
at almost a stone's throw below. 

Married at the age of twenty-one. Elizabeth and her husband 
moved from her romantic home northward in the vicinity of Belle- 
fonte. Pa., settling in the beautiful fertile Xittany X'alley in Center 
county. Here they reared their family of seven children. They had 
a large farm, and for many years kept a country tavern. Their home 
was on the highway between Bellefonte and Lockhaven, and wa- in 
sight of Hecla furnace: and thus their sources of income mu=t have 
been bountiful. But in the height of their prosperity as hotel keepers 
they took down the sign and retired into private farm lite, believing 
they could better enjoy a private life and could rear their children in 
a more whiile>un;e atmosphere. 

Here they lived until the time of their death. A grandson now 
owns the place, and has recently erected a new house on the site of 
the old. 

One summer the writer, then in his "teens, being sent into Xittany 
Valley on some errand, stopped with these aged cousins in the old 


homestead. He fL.uiid liis cousin F.Iizabeih a tall, heavy woman. 

somewhat obese, while her husl>and was tall and slender. It was a 

burden for her to rise and mo\-e abcatt. She was a smoker of the piiie. 

She would say to her husband in a tender, coaxing tone: "Pappy. 

1 will you get me my pipe and light it for me?" "Papp}-."' though a few 

; years older, would go about with alacrity, hunt up the pipe, light it. 

I and hand it to her. Under its s<_H;ithing fumes she would then talk 

! away inerrily. She showed me the '^Id German bible (176-")'i which 

she helfl as an heirl.i.m fr(jm our grandfather, Gerirge Shuman. fn'm 

Germany, and which she j)laced in my keeping. 

Of their four sons and three daughters all were married ; but. 
singularly enough for that prolific age, only the three youngest of 
! them had children, namely: David. Caroline and Lewis. David had 

; twelve children, Caroline Hoy had eight, and Lewis, the youngest. 

I had twelve. So that while Shuman and Cline. and their sisters Eliza 

i Rubel and Catharine Shuman, had no children, the prolific supply of 

i the three yoimgest made ample compensation for all. 

J After the death of his parents, Lewis, the youngest son, occupied 

i the homestead and carried on the farm. At his death in 1894 the 

I homestead fell to the lot of Shuman. his youngest son. 

I The name of the post office was Zion. which was twice changed. 

.- first to Struckton. then to Mingoville. which is its name today. It is 

I seven miles east of Bellefonte. the county seat. 

1 In Rev. David H. Focht's "The Churches Between the Moun- 

! tains," a history of the Lutheran churches in Perry county, the nam.e 

I of John Shuman occurs. 17S7, in the baptismal record, as "the father 

I of a child baptized by Rev. John Michael Enderle." This child was 

i Elizabeth Shuman. the subject of this sketch. 

J In 1804. Palm Sunday. Rev. John Herbst confirmed Elizabeth at 

I age seventeen. Three years later, 1807, on the fifth Sunday after 

Trinity, Elizabeth took communion, and her sister Barbara was con- 

Grandfather Zimmerman was an elder of the Presbyterian church. 
When quite aged and feeble he was heard to say: "The machinery is 
all worn out!" When a st'jrm was coming uj). he would, as was his 
custom, go out and get an arinful of wood, which he would ncit be 
able to take up the steps into the house: and some one would ha\'e to 
go to his assistance, for he was bound to hold on to the wood I 

To John and Elizabeth Zimmerman were born seven children: 
i. Eliza Jane. b. Oct. 1. 1810: d. Xov. 2. 1864: m. Dec. 11. 
1834, to John Rubel ( d. May 1. I862j— no_ children. 
Res., Hublersburg. Center Co., Pa. 





ii. Andrew Shuman Zimmerman, b. April 10, 1S13; d. Dec. 
24. ISSS : m. Su-an Homan — no children. Res.. Zi^n. Cen- 
ter Co.. Pa. 

iii. Catharine Zimmerman, b. May 10. 1815; d. April 14. 1S94: 
m. to Jacob Shuman. of Ickesburg (Sec. 35). 

iv. John Cline Zimmerman, b. Aug. 14. ISIT : d. Feb. 15. 1S90 ; 
m. Elizabeth Geip. who d. in 1899 — no children. Res.. 
Zion. Center Co.. Pa. Betty Zimmerman, iicc Geip. was 
m. second to Mr. Rupert — no issue. 

V. David Zimmerman, b. .-Xug. 4. \^\9. Sec. 12-.A 

vi. Caroline Zimmerman, b. Feb. 3. 1S22. Sec. 12-8. 

vii. Lewis Shuman Zimmerman, b. April 15. 1S24. Sec. 12-C. 


V. David Zimmerman, s^m of Elizaljeth. Sec. 12. born Aug. 4. 
1819. He m. Oct. 29. '44. FImc Eleanor Icke^. ..f Icke.-^burg. Perry Co.. 
Pa. He d. at Dakota. 111.. Oct. 24. 1>!I2. 

A Real Daughter of the Revolution. 

The following is a portion of a sketch nf this excellent, 
taken from "The Ickes Family." by Mrs. Susan A. (Ickes) Harding. 
of Monmouth. 111. Mrs. Harding gives her the name Ellen — a name 
by which she was mcjre generally known ; 

"Ellen Ickes was the nineteenth child in a family of twenty. Her 
father was full of years and silvery [aged 59] when she was born. 
Though a child of their c;o;:age. yet the stern and religious parents 
exacted from her the full amount of toil that the other children had 
performed ; and Dame Nature gave to her. as a reward, woman's high- 
est earthly gift, a queenly body. And the girl knew she was beautiful. 
because many a rustic youth had told her so: but her heart remained 
unmoved till David Zimmerman, a curly-headed farmer boy. came 
down from Center county to visit his sister [Mrs. Jacob Shuman], 
near Ickesburg. He stopped one day at the Ickes mansion for a drink. 
and returned in less than two years for the hand and heart of the 
girl whom he had won. 

"They mo\-ed near Bellefonte. Pa., where they remained about 
ten years, and then migrated to Stephenson county. 111." The sketch 
closes with the Solomonic words : 

"Her children rise up and call her blessed; 
Her husband also, and he praises her." 

Elsie Eleanor (Ickes i Zimmerman was the last survivor "i the 
twenty children of Nicholas Ickes. the founder of Ickesburg > pron.. 
Ick' es burg I . She was b. July 21. 1823. at Ickesburg. and d. at Da- 
kota, 111.. Nov. 5, 1909. 



! Ebie Eleanor Zimmerman, iicc Icke^. wa? a Daughter of the 

,' American Revolution, a member uf the Elder Brewster Chapter. 

I Knowlton Society. Freeport. 111., organized in 1900. 

! Her son. Rev. Andrew S. Zimmerman, writes from Newark. X. I., 

1 April 2S. 1909: 

[ "Yes. mother is a real Daughter of the Revolution. Grandfather 

5 Ickes was a soldier three years under Washington — spent that famous 

\ winter with him at \'alley Forge: and often as a child I heard mother 

i tell how one day he peeped through a crack at the barracks and saw 

i' Washington on his knees in prayer. 
"Mother is a member of the Knowlton Society, Freeport. 111., 
f and has the gold spoon presented by the national order at Washing- 

ton. D. C." 
I Twelve children to David and Eleanor Zimmerman: 

I (11 Ruth Ann Zimmerman, h. July •'). I>4t3: d. in early mhuIi. 

t. {2) Catharine Elizabeth Zimmerman, b. Dec. 2. 1S4S : m. June 

\ 7, 70. to James Mu>-er. win. d. X.iv. 2-]. 190o. Res.. Free- 

f port. 111. " They had five children : 

i A. Herbert A. Musser. b. May 3. 1S71 : m. Mrs. Martha 

I Rote. Res.. Ashland. Ore. They have 

j a. Elsie Eleanor Musser. 

I B. Mabel E. Musser. b. July 27. 1S74 : living with her 

I mother in Freeport. 111. 

f c. Rovstv.n D. Musser. b. Oct. 12. 1S79 : res.. Madison. 

I Wi-s. 

I D. Mark James Musser. b. Aug. 16, ISSI: res.. Terre 

J Haute. Ind.. electric engineer. He m. Margaret 

Gallagher, and has 

a. Mark James Musser. 
E. Clive N. Musser, b. June 26, 1SS5 ; res.. Freeport. 

(3) Joseph Edward Zimmerman, b. Oct. 10. 1S50 : d. in infancy. 

(4) Emma Caroline Zimmerman, b. Oct. 10. ISol : m. to 
George Smith. June 13. '93 — no children: res.. Dak^M. 
Stephensiin d'.. 111. Mr. Smith, is Pres. of Dakota State 

(5) Mary Adeline Zimmerman, b. Sept. 10. 1S33 : d. in infancy. 

(6) Andrew Sluiman Zimmerman, b. Aug. 29. ISoo. Sec. 12-.\;i. 

(7) Albert Xewton Zimmerman, b. Feb. 2. ISoS : m. Jan. •">. 
ISSS. Flora W'.'If. of ( >rangeville. 111.: he is farming on 
his father's farm at Dak(ita. 111., and has 

A. Grace Eleanor, b. Xov. 12. 1S90. She is m. V' 
George Xott. Dakota. 111. 

a. E\'eline Zimmermrni Xott. b. lune. 1912. 


(S^l Laura Jane Zimmerman, b. Dec. 28. ISoO : m. to Jackson 
Foster. Xov. L 'D:]. and they live in .\Liunt Carroll. III. 

A. Ruth Foster, b. Xov. 1:3. 1S94. 

B. David Frank Foster, b. .May -26. 1S97. 

C. \'ernon Foster, b. Sept. 11, 181)9. 

(9) Cordelia Liberty Zimmerman, b. Fan. 26. 1862: m. to \'er- 
non Hunt. Nov. 24. ';.I2. and they reside in Dakota. 111. 
They ha\e 

A. Maude Hunt, b. Feb. 23, 1905, 

(10) Salome Augusta Zimmerman, b. Xov. 28. 186:5: m. March 
12. 1912, to Simon Me-sman : res.. Dakota. 111. 

(11) David Jerome Zimmerman, b. Xuv. l-j, 1866; d. in inlanc}-. 

(12) Lewis Elmer Zimmerman, b. Jan. LL 1869; d. Jul\- 2. 
1S95; grad. Lake University, class '94. A bright. 
promising young man — intended for the ministry. 


(6) Andrew Shuman Zimmerman, snn of Daxid. Sec. 12-A. born 
Aug. 29, 18.5o; m. April 24. '90. Miss Anna B. Morris of Warren. 111. 
He was b. in Xittany \"alley. Center Co.. Pa. He moved with his 
parents to Stephenson Co.. 111., and was grad. fmm Carthage College. 
111.. Ma_\' 6, 1880, anti from Unicm Tlieological Seminary, Xew York, 
May 6, 1884. 

He was ordained to the ministry by Fort Dodge Presbytery, 
April 24, 188"), and was Home Missionary at Livermore, Iowa, Sep- 
tember, '84, to October, 'SS. 

He was stated supply at Warren. 111.. Xov. 1, 1888, to May 1, '91. 

He was pastor of the Franklin Avenue Presbyterian church, at 
Lansing, Mich., Aug. S, 1S91, to Sept. 6, '97. 

Pastor at Mason. Mich.. Sept. 6. 1897, to X.jv. 1, 1902. 

Pastor Bay City. Mich., of Westminster Pres. church. Xov. 1. 
1902. to Xov. 1. 1907. 

Pastor Xewark. X. J.. Memorial Pres. church. Xov. 1. 1907. where 
he continues to minister the gospel today (191:3). 

At the death of his mother he fell heir to the Gold Spoon of his 
mother from the Xational D. A. R.. Washington. D. C. They have 
three children: 

A. Lois Jeannette. b. Jan. 29, 1S91. 
n. Mary Eleanora. b. Aug. 7. 1S95. 
c. Hele'n Moore, b. Sept. 28. 1897. 


vi. Caroline Zimmerman, dau. of Elizabeth. Sec. 12; born Feb. :3, 
L->22; m. Feb. 20. '40. to Solomon Hoy *b. Dec. 17. 1817; d. April 1:3. 


1877,'. They re>ided at Jack-.nvillc < Walker P. O.K Center Co.. Pa.; 

moved to Rock^rove. Steplien.- .n C".. 111., where Caroline d. Dec. •_'",, 

1S95. The parent.^ (if Sol.ininu Huy were Henry Hoy and wife, whojc 

maiden name was \"an .\da. Eigiit children : 

(1) Roxana Kli;cal)eth Hoy. b. June 22, 1S41. Sec. 12-Da. 
(21 John Shunian Hey. March 2. 1S43 : wife. Fannv. th.ree 
children, all dead in.>t reported). He was a Suldier in tiie 
Civil War: enlisted Sept.. 1861. Co. B. 46th Refft. 111. 
Inf.; served three years: re-enlisted, and served nver a 
year: mustered out 1S6.'). They lived in Kansas. Wife 
dead. He died Aug. 27. VJW. at .Mount Pleasant. I.:,wa. 
Sanitarium : he i- buried at Rnckg-rove. 111. 

(3) Franklin Sylvester Hoy. b. Jan. 5. 1845: d. Feb. 17. 1S6.5: 
buried at Ruckgrove. 

(4) Thomas Jeiierson Hoy. b. Sept. P]. 1846: d. March 22. 
1871 : buried at Rockgrove. 

(5) Catharine Klnora Hoy. 1). Feb. 6. 18ol ; d. Mav 2P 1 --.34. 

(6) James B. Hoy, b. March 2:]. 1856. Sec. 12-Bb. 

f7) Fernando Pierre Hoy. b. June 15. 185f1 : carpenter: m. 
May 30. DO. R(.>e Bradley i b. Oct. 20. 1866 1, dau. of 
David Bradley and Margaret Miller. Res.. Rapid River. 
Mich. Two children : 

-\. Solomon David, b. April 13, l-m. Res.. Lacy. S. D. 
D. Beatrice Althea. b. Feb. 15. 1^;)3: m. tn P. [. Co:-.- 
way. Res., Rapid River. Delta Co.. Mich. Have 
a dau., b. 1911. 
(8) Alferetta Jane H<.y. b. .\ng. 14. 1862. Sec. 12-Bc. 


(1) Ro.xanna Elizabeth Hoy, dau. of Caroline. Sec. 12-L;. born 
June 22. 1841: m. Jan. 5. '60. tu Alfred W. Kaup (b. Aug. 8. 1>3-? . 
son of Christian Kaup and Margaret Stover. ..i Bellefonte. Center Co.. 
Pa. Res., Rockgrove. 111. Three children : 

A. Franklin Sylvester Kaup. b. Sept. 3. 1861 : m. Dec. 
3, '94, Ida J. Mogle (b. Nov. 17. 1866), dau. of John 
Mogle and Mary Solidav: res.. Rockgrove. Hi. 
Two children: 

a. John Alfred Kaup. b. Feb. 15, 1^96. 

b. Gertrude Etta Kaup, b. F^eb. 15. 1898. 

B. Katherine Elnora Kaup, b. June 22. 1^63 ; m. to 
Herbert E. Goodrich, son of Lemuel C. Goodrich. 
They lived at Rockgrove. III., Sioux Citv. I.:.',va. 


Coleridge. Xeh.. Vanktrm, ?. D., in Texas, and in 
Kansas City, Kan. Three children : 

a. Etta Elnora GcH.drich. b. Jan. l:-!, 1870: d 
Sept.. 1>70. 

b. Erances Minora Goodrich, b. Julv 24. 1>>.5. 

c. Oscar Herbert Goodrich, b. Sept. IS. :S!)0. 
c. .Minnie Janet Kaup. b. Sept. 23. 1S6.1 : m. Chawklev 

J. Cooper, son of Chawklev J. Cooper and .Mar- 
garet Thompson; res.. Rockgrove. 111. One child: 
a. Robert T. Cooper, b. Dec. 13, 1SS3. 

(6) James Buchanan Hoy, son uf Carohne. Sec. 12-B. born 
March 23, IS.jG, at Rockgn^ve, 111.; insurance. Ereeport. 111.; m. Emma 
C. Mallory (b. Dec. 13, ISoS, in Center Co., Pa.: d. Aug. 30. 1S91. at 
Rockgrove^ dau. of Russell Mallory. He m. second, Lizzie Elena 
Reisinger. dau. of Jacob S. Reisinger and Rebecca Holtz. There were 
four sons b_v Emma, and three children by Lizzie Elena: 

.■\. Franklin Sylvester, b. Jan. 17. ISSii ; d. Sept. S. 
1904, in Xew iMe.xico. L'nmarried. 

B. Ray Melvin. b. June 5, ISSl ; d. July 20, IS'^l. 

c. Herbert Elmore, b. Oct. 14. 1SS3. at Rockgrove: 
m. Ethel M. DeArmond at Oakland. Cal.. Eel). 10. 

D. Harry Rus^ell. b. May 6. ISSS, grad. of University 
of Illinois. Res.. Ereeport. 111. 

E. Helen Reisinger. b. Jan. 30, 1S97. 

F. Frederick Walter, b. June 19, 1S99. 

G. Caroline Rebecca, b. Sept. 20. 190S. 


(8) Alfaretta Jane Hoy. dau. of Caroline. Sec. 12-B. born -\ug. 
14. 1S62, in Center Co.. Pa.; m. June lo. 1S60. tu William Abner Oldt 
(b. March 21, 1S56, in Union -Co.. Pa.), son of Reuben B. Oldt ami 
Amelia Bolender, both b. in Union Co.. Pa. Eleven children: 

A. Minnie Oldt. b. April S. 1SS2 : m. Jan. 23, V.W\. to 
George C. Casler, and has 

a. Ethel Mary Casler, 1902. 

b. Georgia Mildred Casler. 1904 

E. Ray Webster Oldt, b. Xov. 27. 1SS3. at Rockgrove, 
111.: m. May. lOnO, Gertrude Marnet. 

C. Merton Clyde <Jldt, b. Oct. 25. ls>3. at Rock City, 
111. ; m. Edna Katen. dau. of Thomas Katen ! b. at 
Alliance, Neb.. March. 1S92). 



j D. Ralph Klmer (Jldt. b. at Randall. Kan . Oct. IG. 

-; lS,s7: lived at Hill City. S. D.. then at Alliance. 

j Neb., where he d. Jan. 19, 1910. 

I E. Caroline Emma Oldt. b. March 22. 1S90. at River- 

S ton. Mich.; d. Aug:. 6. 1909. at Hill City. S. D. 

F. Roxanna Elizabeth Oldt. b. March 10. 1>02. at 
' ■ Freeptirt, 111. : m. Jan.. 1910. to John Joseph Katen. 
\ and has 

a. Gladys Katen. b. June 16. 1912. 

G. Helen Grace C)ldt. b. April 6. 1S95. at Freeport. Ill 
Res.. Chicago. 

H. Bessie Amelia Oldt. b. Oct. 15. 1S9S. at Rockgrove, 
111. Res., Chicago. 

I I. Frank Reuben Oldt. b. Feb. 5, 1901, at Hill City. 

I S. D. : res., Chicago. 

I J. Clarence William Oldt. b. Aug. 13. 1903, at Hill 

I City, S. D. ; res.. Chicago. 

i K. Alice Beatrice Oldt. b. Sept. 16. 1905; d. July S, 

i 1910. at Hill City, S. D. 

r SECTION 12-C. 

t vii. Lewis Shuman Zimmerman, .-on of Elizabeth. Sec. 12; born 

I April 15. 1S24; d. Aug. 20. 1894: m, Catharine Gast. Feb. 4, '47 ( b. 

I Aug. 1, 1S24; d. June 4, ISTTK Fie m. 2d. Feb. 5, '7S. Mrs. Rebecca 

[ Trevillyan. born Myers ( b. March 21. 1S29). Lewis was an expert 

! hunter, and spent many seasons hunting deer in the Allegheny Moun- 

tains. He went out on frequent bee hunts in the mountains. His 
first wife, Catharine Gast. was a member of the Lutheran church. She 
was sociable, and had many friends. She was noted as a good cook 
and a great worker. The same good word may also be said for 
Rebecca, his second wife, whom the editor knew personally. 

Lewis S. Zimmerman and Catharine Gast had twelve children : 

(1) Austin Zimmerman, b. 1S47 ; d. 1850. 

(2) John Shuman Zimmerman, b. Dec. 4. 1S4S; m. Ellen John- 
son (b. Aug. 27, 1847 I, and has six children: 

A. Frank L., b. Nov. 30. 1872. 

B. Gertrude, b. Feb. 21. 1874. 
c. John L.. b. June 19. 1875. 

D. Robert, b. April 7, 1877. 

E. Ella Catharine, b. Dec. 31. 1879. 

F. Newell. C. b. Aug. 22. 1881, 

(3) Andrew Shuman Zimmerman, b. 1850; d. 1S51. 


I (4) Cline Zimmerman, h. Feb. 20. \i-3-2. unm. ; live> with his 

i, brother Shuman. 

I (5) Lewis Orion Zimmerman, b. Jan. 16, 1^'^-i. farmer, m. 

1^ Jan. 29, 78, Belle Jane Booth (b. March 16, 1S54, at 

[; State College, Center Co., Pa.). He lived in Xittanv \"al- 

P ley, the place of his birth, until '86, when he moved to 

r Kansas, arriving at Salina on the 10th of April. When 

I'- the government opened the Cherokee strip for settlement 

on the 16th of September. '93. he purchased a claim of 
160 acres in the Salt Fork \'alley of Oklahoma for $200. 
He is a diligent and successful pioneer farmer in Okia- 
l homa; res., Lamont. Following are their four children, 

f, all born at Ming.-.ville. Center Co.. Pa., in Xittanv \'alley : 

|; A. Nellie Catharine, b. Nov. 11, 187S ; res., Lamont, 

k Okla. 

I B. William Luther, b. Feb. 28, 1880; m. June 16. 1909. 

I Mary ALibel Bailey (b. Aug. 25. 1884.; she h.i- 

F; taught school for seven years, and is a thriftv 

S farmer's wife. Luther is a farmer and in love with 

I' his occupation. In 1905 he purchased from the 

p government 160 acres of land for $2,200, and has 

i it now well under cultivation. He reported, in 

I 1909, large crops of oats and corn, twenty-two 

f . acres of Kaffir corn, and fifty acres of cotton. They 

I reside at Randlett, Okla., and had two daughters; 

I. a. Beulah Anabelle, b. :\Iay 25, 1910. 

I b. Katie, b. Sept. 28, 1911 ; d next day. 

I c. Grace Belle, b. May 13, 1881; m. April 16. 1902, to 

I John Henry Pletscher (b. Sept. 17, 1876, at Scran- 

I ton, III), the son of }vlichael and Barbara Plet- 

Ischer. At age 23 he came to Deer Creek, and 
hired as clerk and bookkeeper with C. F. Eberle 
& Co., lumber and hardware merchants, and later 
became a member of the firm. In 1907 the family 
s moved to Beatrice, Xeb.. where he is bkpr. with 

I the John H. \'an Steen Co. He and wife are 

^ English Lutherans : but for nineteen years pre- 

I vious to 1907 Mr. Pletscher had been a Mennonite. 

I They reside at Beatrice, Xeb., and have 

f' ■ a. Luther Orrville Pletscher, b. July 24. 1905, 

I at Deer Creek. Okla. 

I D. Arthur Lewis, b. Mav 9. 1889 : d. Feb. 2. 1890. 


(6) Joseph Cast Zimmerman, b. Dec. S. ISoo ; d. Dec. 10. 1^11. 
Following is an account of the tragic ending of tliis VL.ung 
man's life: it is a letter from his father to Mrs. Catharine 
Slnmian, tlie father's sister: 

•'Zion, Center Co . Pa., Dec. 16. 1877. 
"Dear Sister: 

"I have t«i inform you ot the sad news of To^eii'i'- 
death. He was shot by liis brother William by accident. 
The four brothers had gone to the Alleghenies to hunt. 
They had got a deer surrounded, and were shooting at it 
when Will mistook Joseph fnr the deer, and did the awful 
deed. He shot him through under one arm and out under 
the other arm. close to the heart. He li\ed twenty-six 
days, and died from the eftect of the >hot. He did n^jt 

» sufifer much, for he was paralyzed. He never mo\-ed a 

foot: but he could mo\-e his hand^ and his head, and w:is 

i sensible to the la'-t. He bid us all farewell, and said he 

j was going to see his mother. He was twenty-two years 

j and one day old.'' 

I (7) David Zimmerman, b. Sept. "23. 1S57, tea merchant in 

I Pittsburg, Pa. (1324 Carson street^ m. Dec. 26. 1S^3. 

'• Emma Stephenson, of Cedarrun. Lycoming Co.. Pa. — no 

-' children. 

1 (S) William Zimmerman, b. Feb. 27. 1S60. painter and dec- 

I orator: m. Blanche Robb ( b. .May 14, 1S6S^. She d. :n 

1 1907. Res.. Mingoville. Center Co.. Pa. Seven children : 

i .A. Claire, b. March 4. 1SS9. 

I B. William E.. b. Feb. IS. 1S91. 

c. Delia B., b. May 7. 1S93. 

D. Harry L., b. Nov. 21. 1895. 

E. Alice C. b. May 12. 1S97. 

F. John Shunian. b. 1900. 

G. David Robb, b. Oct. 22. 1904. 
(9) Shuman Zimmerman, b. F'eb. 4. 1862. farmer. Mingoviile 

Center Co., Pa.: m. Julia J. Treviilyan (b. May 16. l^o^'. 
dau. of John Treviilyan and Rebecca Myers Treviilyan 
The mother m. the father and the dau. m. the S'^n. Re- 
becca is Shuman's mother-m-law and also hi-^ step- 
mother: and Lewis is Julia's father-in-law and als^n her 
stepfather. Shuman and Julia have three children : 

A. Albert Richard, b. Aug. 26. 1S8S. 

E. Charles Austin, b. Feb. lo. 1893. 

c. Lewis Shuman. b. Oct. 23. 1894. 


i (10^ Elizabeth Zimmerman, b. Nov. 6: d. Nov. 10. 1S63. 

■ (111 Sarah Zimmerman, b. Xov. 1 : d. Nov. 3. 1S64. 

\: (12) Mary Catharine Zimmerman, b. Jan. 31. 1S66 : m. April 

fc 23. "91. to Horace C. Robison. mfr. and dealer in nail keg 

[ staves, lumber and mining tic?. Cenuerhall, Center Co., Pa. 

^'- They have three children: 

p A. Gerald Austin Robison. b. Oct. 13. 1S93. 

[ B. David Ehvood Robison. b. April 2S. 1S96. 

!■ c. Harriet Catharine Robison, b. May 31, 1S9S. 

.\Ir. Robison m. l>t, in 1S79. Emily McGrary, and had Alice 

May Robison, b. in ISSO, who lives in the family — half-sister to the 

three fciregoing. 


3. Barbara Shuman. dau. of JOHN, Sec. 11, born July 6. 1791 : d. 
Sept. 9, 1S78; m. in ISIO to John Furst (b. Aug. IS. 17S5 ; d. .April 14. 

In "The Churches Between the Mountains." a history of the 
Lutheran congregations in Perry County, by Rev. David H. Focht. of 
New Bloomfield. the name of Barbara Shuman is given as being '"con- 
firmed on the fifth Sunday after Trinity," in 1S07, by Rev. J. Conrad 
Walter. This ceremony tcuk place in "St. Michael's church, in 
Pfoutz's \'alley. Greenwood township." At the same time her sister, 
Elizabeth Shuman, took communion. 

During their marrietl li\es. these two sisters resided in the ?ame 
valley — Xittany X'alley : Elizalieth Zimmerman in Center county, and 
Barbara Furst in Clinton county. 

Barbara Furst was a very estimable wife and mother; anrl the 
sequel of her family record will show the high character of her moth- 
erhood. As her grandson. Louis Cline Ouiggle. says of her. "She was 
worthy to be the mother of a king." Her husband. John Furst, was 
of Holland ancestry — his forefathers coming to America after the 
Reformation — his paternal ancestors being followers of Martin Luther. 

The parents of John Furst were John George Furst. or Furs- 
ter (1759-1821). and Agnes Snyder, who died in Oct.. 1S2L They 
came from Northumberland county, in 1797. and settled in Xittany 
X'alley. They had four sons; George (1780,i, John (1785). Thomas 
(1790), Samuel (1793), and three daughters; Elizabeth (m. to George 
Heller;, Annie Kirk, and Mrs. La Rue (both moved to (,.)hi.>). 

George, the eldest, m. 1. Miss Graefbaum. and had William and 
Elizabeth; he m. 2. Rachel Snyder, his own cousin, hi- m. 'ther's 
niece, and had Chri-topher (who m. Sarah Heller, his fir-t cou?in, 
dau. of his aunt Elizabeth); Samuel: Cornelius; David i was shot'; 



\ Darius ( \va> drMwnedi; Lnthariiit- and Lydia. The parents moved 

] to Frcepnrt. 111., in ls:!s. 

I Thomas m. in lf>l"2 Anna Marc^aret Ilgen iflau. of Rev. L. A. \\". 

I Ili^en and Anna Barbara KantZ'. and had George: \\"m. Ilgen; I-'liza- 

^ Itetli ; Thomas: Leah: John I-'manuel : Anna Catharine: Christiiia 

I Harriet: Lydia .\gnes : Lmeline: Zerena Caroline, and Luther 

f Melancthon. 

r Samuel, the youngest son. m. Mary Wilt. dau. (if Michael Wilt 

t and M. (jertrude Zellner. and had Franklin Benjamin: Louise: Re- 

I bceca A.: William Wilt: Samuel F. : Sarah Agnes: Rev. Martin 

! Luther, and Mary Catharine. Franklin Benjamin d. in DOT. at age 

' Tf! : and the average age of the eight children was 6-'5. Martin Luther 

{ (the se\enth > was a Lutheran minister. His wife was Austa Elder. 

i Rev. Samuel Fggers Fur>t i the fifth) was alsii a Lutheran mini-ter. 

j He had a sr.n Clyde. Sarah Agnes i the sixth"' was m. to Michael Fair. 

} a Lutheran minister. 

f It is noteworthy that Thomas, the third of the?e four son< of 

t Jolm George Furster, held to the early patronymic of his father, and 

J his children are all recorded in the family registry by the name 

j Furster. But the subsequent generations ha\-e drojii)ed the '"er." 

I The Fursts were Lutherans and came to this country because of 

I religion- persecution. The}- were Swiss Germans. Benjamin Hara- 

; lin. a distinguisheil clergyman, said he ne\er knew a Furst that was 

^ not a Christian. 

\ John Furst's m(_ither. Agnes Snyder Furster, is thought t..i have 

1' been a sjster of Christopher Snyder, who came from Holland. He 

settled in Snyder county. His children were Benjamin. Fanny, Han- 
( nah. Rachel. Sarah. John, who had two children, Elias and John: and 

I it is this John, the grandson, now (1911 i ST yrs. of age. who gave this 

I information. David Rickabaugh. of Millerstown, Perry Co., Pa., in- 

formed the editor that his mother. Sarah Xegley. was a Snyder, sister 
to Agnes Furster: and the two sifters were cousins to former Gov- 
ernor David Snyder, of Pennsylvania. 

John George Furster purchased from the Commonwealth of 
Pennsylvania a large tract of land in the eastern portion of Xittany 
\'alley. This land he divided into farms for his children, and upon 
'^ne of these his son John and wife Barbara lived and died. 

The following cripy of the will of this ancestor and early pirmeer 
of Xittany \'alley was sent me by Miss Anne R. Furst. dau. of Joseph 
B. Furst. of Flemington. Clinton Co., Pa.: 


j Will of John George Furster. or Furst. 
I "In the name ..f ( amen I J..iin i^eoryre Furst of tlie Toum- 
f s'l'P oi Lamar in the CL>unty (_.i Centre and state of Pennsylvania being 
|, in perfect health of body anti of -ound mind memory and understand- 
I iv.g ble:-sed be (ir.d for the same Init considering the uncertaintv of 
k this transitory life do make and publisii this my last will and testa- 
Si' ment I give and bequeath unto mv son Thomas 

!: Furst in trust during the natural life of my daughter Elizabeth inter- 

married with George Heller the rent- issues and prohts of a certain 
Tract or pieces of Land situated in the said Township of Lamar in 
the County of Centre aforesaid beginning at a post thence along 
land of Anthony Xorth seventy-three ilegrees East sixtv-five perches 
to a post thence along land of John Furst north seventeen Degrees 
west one hundred and twenty-eight jierches to a post thence along 
land of the same south seventy-three degrees west sixtv-five perches 
to a post thence along land (if (r.eorge Furst south se\-enteen clegrees 
east one hundred and twenty eight perche> to the place of beginning 
containing forty-nine acres thirteen perches .... and my ^aid 
son Thomas Furst his heirs Executors or administrators shall appro- 
priate the said rents and issues towards the maintenance and support 
of my said daughter Elizabeth her h\e children now living and the 
children which might lawfully issue of her hereafter I give and 
devise the said tract or proving of Land to contain forty nine acres 
thirteen perches unto the children of my said daughter Elizabeth 
as well unto the said five children now living as to the child or chil- 
dren which might lawfully be born of her hereafter let their names be 
which the [they] are to have and to hold tlie same after the death .ji 
my daughter Elizabeth unto them their heir- and assigns forever as 
tenants in common and not a^ joint tenants the aforesaid tract or 
piece of land is all the real estate I yet am possessed of all my other 
lands I have disposed of before by which my other children received 
their full shares of my real e-tate and as touching all the rest residue 
and remainder of my per-onal property or estate of what kind or 
i nature soever the same may be I give and devise the same unto my 

f: sons George, John, Thomas and Samuel in four shares equally to be 

|. divided between them and lastly I nominate constitute and appoint 

I my sons Thomas Furst and George Furst to be my executors of this 

|. "■■>■ "^^'ill in Witness whereof I have hitherto fliereuntoi 

I *^t my hand and seal the Dth day of August on the year of Lord one 

I thousand Eight FIundre<l and twentv Gecrt^e Eur^t 

f Witnesses: John M. Reuck. ' (^n German'^ 

? Dune. Spyker. (Seal.)" 

[This property wa-^ subsequently purchased by John Fur>t.] 


Mortgage, John Furst to John Shuman. 

Made. 10th of July. Isl6. '•between John First of Greenwood 
township. Cumberland county. Pa., of the one part and Ji^hn Shuman 
(Jr.) of the township, county and state aforesaid of the other part." 
in the sum of $42.")2.4ri. for a sum of $2126.20. for the security <jf which 
the first party gi\'es a deed on the f("jllowing described property : 

A parcel of t\vo tracts, in Greenwood township, Cumberland 
county, "Tract Xo. 1 bounded on the river Juniata and [lands C'fl 
Benjamin Lees. Caleb Xorth and Abraham Addams ; Tract Xo. 2 on 
Cocolaumus hill, containing in the whole 241 Acres and SO perches. 
Being the same undivided premises which the said John Shuman by 
indenture bearing even date herewith and executed before these pres- 
ents, granted and conveyed unto the said John First." 

"Received 29th day rjf March, one thousand eight hundred and 
twenty-three of the within named John Furst the sum of two thou- 
sand one hundred and twenty->ix dollars and twenty cents lawful 
I money togetlier with all the interest due on the same in full of the 

[ within mortgage. 

! test: Jno Shuman" 

\ Caleb Xorth. 

I John Jones." 

j Notice of a Writ of Partition. 

\ "Take notice that a Writ of Partition and \"aluation will be held 

I on the Real Estate of John Shuman of Greenwood Township. Cum- 

t berland County, deceased, on \\'ednesday, the 29th day of X'ovember. 

instant, at 10 o'clrick in the forenoon, on the premises, at which time 
and place you may attend, if you think proper. 

John Rupley, Sheriff." 
Sheriff's Office. Carlisle. 
Xovember 6th. 1S15." 

On the back of this nr>tice is the following: 

"John First. Intermarried with Barbara Shuman. w-as notified the 
18th of Xovember, 1S15." 

Louis Cline Ouiggle. in making mention of his maternal grand- 
father, John Furst. says: "I knew him as a stern, generous, unselfish 
man. I watched him planting apple trees to replace dead ones: he 
explained to me that others had planted trees for his benefit, and he 
was doing only as others had done for him. I remember his breathers 
Thomas and Samuel : and I fear that such men are becoming more 
and more scarce in the wcjrld. I note that you use a quotation from 


me regarding^ my grandmother [Barbara Furstl. and I \vi?h t'^ sav 
that I can not remember a character, or a life, that I more admire. 
Her counsel and advice remain a guide to me today." John and Bar- 
bara Furst had ten children : 

i. John Shuman Fur>t. b. Dec. 8. ISll, Sec. 13-. \. 
ii. Sarah Furst. b. Oct. 22. 1S1:3, Sec. 13-B. 
iii. Darius Furst, b. Sept. 3, 1816: d. Sept. 30, 1819. buried in 

Shuman fam. graveyard at Millerstown. Perry Co.. Pa. 
iv. Maria Furst. b. July 22, 1S19 ; d. 1896. unmarried. 

Grandmother Furst used to say that Maria was one of the 
brightest of her children ; but at the age of three years >lie 
took brain fever, and her mind never developed. Every >ne 
respected her. and she led a quiet, peaceful life on tl'.e 
farm, and was a comfort to her mother after the mhcT 
daughters left home. She was always the especial care of 
her youngest brother Joseph, and was tenderly cared fur 
in her old age, until her death in 1896. 
V. Rebecca Catharine Furst. b. Oct. 21, 1822, Sec. 13-C. 
vi. Samuel Louis Furst. b. Nov. 16. 162-4; d. 18-12, at age IS. 
vii. George Cline Furst. b. March 13. 1827, Sec. 13-D. 
viii. Frances Ann Furst, b. 20, 1829. Sec. 13-E. 
ix. Austin Owen Furst. b. April 17. 1832. Sec. 13-F. 
X. Joseph Brown Furst. b. March 10. 1835, Sec. 13-G. 


i. John Shuman P'urst. son of Barbara, Sec. 13. born Dec. 8. 1811 : 
d. Feb. 19, 1892: m. June 18. '39. Elizabeth Hanna (b. July 31. 1811: 
d. March 6, 1848). He m. 2d. July 24. '49. PrisciUa jane McClure 
(b. June 1, 1811; d. Jan. 7, 1891 1. Three children by Elizabeth Hanna: 

(1) Luther Calvin Furst, b. Jan. 9, 1840, Sec. 13-Aa. 

(2) Albert Shuman Furst, b. Nov. 14, 1841, Sec. 13-Ab. 

(3) Robert Hanna Furst. b. March 12, 1844, at Cedar Springs ; 

(1) Luther CaKin Fur^t. son of John Shuman Furst, Sec. 13-.\. 
born Jan. 9, 1840; m. July 23, '67, Lydia Jane Kieffer (b. Dec. 29, 
1843), dau. of Rev. Ephraim Kiefter. and had nine children, all born 
at Cedar Springs : 

A. Eleanor Elizabeth, b. July 12. 1868 ; m. Sept. 7. '89. to 
Dr. John Weller Carothers (who d. April 17, 1900. at 
Somerset, Pa.K and had 

a. Philip Furst Carothers. b. Oct. 23, 1890, Som- 
erset, Pa. : mining eng-ineer. Somerset. Pa. 

,BA-f-l MO ••-:;)?[ a 


b. James .M.jran Carother?. b. Dec. 16. 1S91. Som- 
erset. Pa.; he is in the Xaval Hospital. Philadel- 
phia: supt. of the operating room. 
B. John Kielter. b. Sept. 2. 1860 : m. Sept. 14. 1904. Marv 
Imelda Mehard ( b. Aug. 10. IST61. He is chief engi- 
neer of the Pennsylvania Mngineering Works, at New- 
castle, Pa. They had 

a. Robert Mehard Furst. b. Jan. 30. 1907. 

b. Julia Mcjunkin Furst. b. Feb. 16. 1908. 

c. Helen Kielter Furst. b. Jan. 7, 1910. at New- 
castle, Pa. 

d. Jane Furst. b. July .5. 1912. at Newcastle. Pa. 

c. Robert Gardner, b. Oct. 7. 1871 : m. Edna Baer, of Som- 
erset. April 27, '99. He was a physician: d. May 11. 
1900. in Lockhaven. They had one child, still-born. 

D. Guy Hanna. b. Dec. 28. 187o: res.. Portland. Ore. He 
m. Nov. 1. 1912. at Pnrtland. Ore.. Elisabeth Hardman. 
of White Plains. N. Y.. dau. of Aaron \\'illiam Har<l- 
man. Res., Bend. Crook Co.. Ore. 

E. Jane McClure. b. March 13. 1S7.5 : d. July 29. 1876. by 
accidental drowning, 

F. Edgar Shuman. always called "Ned." b. July 10. 1877: 
res.. Cedar Springs, Clinton Co.. Pa. : m. Sept. 7. 1904. 
Julia Pearson, and has 

a. Edgar Shuman Furst, 2, b. Aug. 7. 1905. 

b. Arthur Pearson Furst. b. July 7, 1907. 

c. Guy Hanna Furst. 2, b. Aug.' 29. 190S. 

d. Luther Cahin Furst. 3. b. April 28. 1910. 

e. Helen Lesher Furst. b. Dec. 28. 1912. 

G. Luther Calvin. 2. b. Sept. 21. 1881 : res., Portland, Ore. 
H. Henry Stephen, called "Flarry/" b. Dec. 23. 1884: grad. 

from Eucknell College: practicing law in Lockhaven. 
I. Miriam Barbara, b. Feb. 8. 1887; m. May 10. 1910. to 
Shuman Halenbake Furst (T3-G [5) ). 


-Albert Shuman Fur>t. son ..f J.jhn S., Sec. 13-A. born Nov. 14. 
1841. at Cedar Springs. Clinton Co.. Pa.: grad. from old Washington 
and Jefterson College. Cannonsburg, Pa. While at college, he became 
a member of the Cannonsburg lodge of the Masonic order. Soon after 
graduation he entered the law office of his uncle. Cline G. Fur~t. in 
Lockhaven. and was admitted to the bar of Clinton countv in 1867. 
He m. Nov. 11. "69. .\nnie Louise Brown ' b. Nov. 29. 1S49. in Milt...n. 


! Pa.), dau. of Lieut. J. Hugaii Brc^wn and Emma Hepburn. About 

; 1S72, he removed to Cedar Spring,-, and took hi? father'^ place in tb.e 

! extensive business then conducted under the name of John S. Fur-i >,*v- 

I' Sons. This mercantile house still continues under the name i>i I'urst 

I Bros. He early joined the Bald Eagle and Xittany Presbyterian 

I church at .Mill Hall. 

[ Mr. Furst had a wide acquaintance and influence in the county. 

I and his ci.'unsel and adxice were much sought in business matters. 

; He d. March 22. VJl'-i : buried in Cedar Hill cemetery. Two sons: 

[ A. John Hogan Furst, b. ALay IS, 1S71 : m. Aprd :]. -O.j, 

; Miriam Scott (b. Sept. 10. ISTo. in Lockhavem. He 

i is cashier of the Trust and Safe Deposit Bank in Lock- 

f haven. They have : 

i, a. Stanley Scott Furst, b. Sept. 13. 1S9T. 

■•' b. Robert Shuman Furst, b. June o. 1900. 

■ c. John H(.gan Furst. 2, b. Feb. 21. 1907. 

:. B. Richard Clay Furst. b. Sept. o. 1S76 : m. Xov. 9, 1907. 
Charlotte Xas^au t'iauntt. He is in the e.xpress busi- 
ness at Belle\-ue, Allegheny Station. Pittsburgh ; no 

I children. 

f SECTION 13-B. 

f ii. Sarah Furst, dau. of Barbara. Sec. 13, born Oct. 22. 1S13: d. 

I Feb. 11, 1901, at Spring Mills, Center county. She was m. l~t, to Dr. 

i John Ray Geddis. She was m. 2d. to Jacob Kline Ouiggle ( 1>0G — 

■ 1853). She had one child to Dr. Geddis and two children to Mr. 
I Ouiggle : 

f (1) Jane Margaret Geddis. b. Oct. 16, 1S35. Sec. 13-Ba. 

\ (2) Josephine Ouiggle. 1847 — 1885: m. to Rev. A. X. War- 

1 ner; no issue. 

I (3) Louis Cline Ouiggle. b. Sept. 9. 1851. Sec. 13-Bb. 


[ Jane Margaret Geddis, dau. of Sarah Furst, Sec. 13-B, born 

I Oct. 16, 1835, at Hartleton, Union Co.. Pa.: m. June 12. '55. to .\rchi- 

I bald Allison (b. Aug. 20, 1829, at Cedar Springs, Clinton Co.. Pa.: 

» d. Feb. 9. 1904, at Spring Mills. Center Co.. Pa.). Jane Margaret d. 

I Feb. 11, 1901, at Spring MilF. 

I .\. Dr. John Ray Geddis Allison, b. April 2, 1856. at Mill 

f Hall, Clinton Co.. Pa.; physician, m. June 22, '90, Anne 

[ C. Runkle (b. Feb. 2, 18921, of Centerhall, Pa., and has 

{■ a. Gross Runkle Allison, b. Feb. 2. 1892. 

l' E. David Austin (jeddi- Allison, b. June 7. F>'58 ; d. .\pril 

t 17, 1SS2; m. Oct. 16. '79, Clara E. McManigal. of Ceilar 

[ Springs. Pa., and had 


a. Austin Ray Alli.-on, b. April 14, 1881 ; m. Man' 
Lodcr. of Howard, and had 

(a) Austin Allison. 

(b) Madge Elizabeth Allison. 

(c) Jeannette Allison. 

(d) Reed Allison. 

c. Barbara Lucetta Allison, b. April 30, 1860: m. Sept. 7. 
'87, to Cliarles P. Long, of Spring Mills, Center Co.. 
Pa., and had 

a. Mabel Margaret Long. b. Nov. 26, 1SS9, twin 
sister of Eleanor Mary; teacher: grad. Lock 
Haven Normal School. 

b. Eleanor Mary L^ng. b. Nov. 26, 1889; m. Sept. 
27. 1911, to Ralph Shook. Res.. Spring Mills. 

c. Charles Austin Long, b. Feb. 20, 1891. 

d. Miriam Ethel Long. b. May 29, 1893. 

D. Sarah Eleanor Allison, b. Feb. 6, 1865. at Cedar 
Springs; m. Feb. 27, '84, to John F. Condo, of Howard. 
Pa. He d, April 24. 1908. They had 

a, Josephine Warner Condo, b. April 27, 1885: m. 
to Lester Bowes, of Howard. Center Co., Pa. 
They reside at Jersey Shore, Pa., and have 

(a) Sara Louise Bowes. 

(b) Kathleen Bowes. 

b. Archibald Allison Condo, b. Dec. 10, 1890. 

c. David Ray Condo, d. in hospital, Lockha\'en, 
Nov. 26, 1907. 

E. Harry Mench Allison, b. Dec. 17, 1869; m. Nov. 1, 
1891, Clara A. Steel, of Zion. Pa., and has 

a. Eugene V. Allison, b. Aug. 11, 1892. 

b. Merrill Clair Allison, b: March 13, 1894. 

c. Donald Allison. 

F. Margaret Josephine Allison, b. May 13, 1874; m. to 
Dr. H. S. Braucht. of Coburn, Pa.; res.. Spring Mills 
Pa. Two children : 

a. A son. d. in infancy. 

b. Dean Snyder Braucht, b, July 14, 1899. 

G. Archibald Merrill Alli^.n. b. Sept. 30, 1882. at Cedar 
Spgs. ; teacher in high school at Highland Park, III. 
He is preparing for the mini-try. 



I; SECTION 13-Bb. 

j (3) Louis Cline Quig-trle. son of Sarah, Sec. 14-B ; born Sept. 9. 

[; 1851; car foreman Ut C. & X. \\'. R. R.. Sioux City. Iowa; m. first. 

[ Sept. 9, 15. Alice M. ^Larts ( b. (Jet. 7. 18-36; d. Dec. 11, 1879 i ; m. 

second, April 9. '81. Mary A. Wheeler (b. May 3. 1861). One child 
by first marriage ; four children by second ; 

.\. Josie Marts Ouiggle. b. April 1. 1878; d. May 3, 1880. 
B. Harlan Green Ouiggle. b. Aug. 22. 1883; conductor on 
U. P. R. R., Grand Island, Xeb. ; m. P^anny Kalous, 
and has three children : 
[ a. Lynn Cline Ouiggle. b. June 2. 1906. 

t b. Gerald Ouiggle, 1908. 

[ c. Doyle Ouiggle, 1910. 

; c. Bessie Shuman Ouiggle, b. Jan. 31, 1886 ; grad. high 

school; expert stenographer; grad. Business College, 
Sioux City, Iowa; bkpr. fr)r Linholm Co.; m. Oct. 26. 
1909, Ross losty ; he is a photographer. 

D. Lillian De\"otro Ouiggle. b. at Jewell Junction. Iowa, 
Jan. 22, 1819; m.~Jul77, 1908. to Carl" Muller. They 
resided first in Asheville. X. C. 

In the prize awarded b}- the Sioux City Daily Times. 
Lillian was declared by the judges the most beautiful 
womait in the city, and was accorded the $25 pri.^e. 
She is an accomplished pianist, and has many other 
excellent qualities of head and heart. 

E. Charles Cline Ouiggle, b. Oct. 31, 1893. 

Rebecca Catharine Fur>t, dau. of Barbara, Sec. 13. born Oct. 21, 
1822, at Millerstown, Perry Co.. Pa.; d. Xov. 7. 1889. at Des Moines. 
She was m. May 20, '47, to James Irvine, of Salona. Clinton Co., Pa. 
(b. 1818; d. Oct. 26. 1874). Both are buried in Greenwood Cemetery, 
at Des Moines, Iowa. Seven children : 

(1) Robert Irvine, b. Feb. 29. 1848; d. in 1852 at Salona, Clin- 
ton Co., Pa. 

(2) Willard Irvine, b. 1850; d. 1852. Salona. 

(3) Ira Furst Irvine, b. Dec. 2. 1851. in Salona; m. May 20. 
'80, Mattie Miller. He d. April 4, 1907. The widow re- 
sides at Des Moines. They had three children : 

A. Charles, b. June 10. 1881, on the homestead. An- 
keny ; m. June 21, 1905. }.Iaude Kennedy (b. Sept. 
4, 1880), dau. of J. W. and A. E. Kennedy. He is 
a dealer in Belgian drav horses. In Mav, 191:1, 


he visited his cousin. Joseph B. Fur^t i Sec. l:)-il,. 
He was returning from Belgium, where he h.aii 
purchased twenty-three horses, and was waiting 
for their arrival in Xcw York, that he might take 
them to Anken_\-. Lnva. where he resides. Three 
children : 

a. Gladys Irvine, b. May 17. 1906. 

b. Bernice Irvme. b. Feb. U. 1910. 

c. Willard Earl Irvine, b. Oct. 16. 1912. 
B. Babe. b. Sept. 22; d. 27. 18S4. 

c. Maye. b. March 10. 1S92: res.. Des .Moines. May 
and Charles own 740 acres of improved land at 
Ankeny, Iowa. 

(4) Clara Irvine, b. 1S.54; d. 1S57. Iowa City. 

(5) Emma Elizabeth Irvine, b. June 1. ISoB, at Salona ; m. 
May 17, 1S77, to James Henry Kuons (b. Feb. S. 1S47 : d. 
March 19. 1912, after an illness of six weeks >. He was 
supt. of schools in his earlier life, and for years was supt. 
of Meth. Epis. Sunday School. Des Moines. They had 
five children ; 

A. Edith \'ivian Koons. b. Jan. S. 1879: m. Xuv. 24. 

1904, to Burton (Jsmc>nd Gammon (b. March 26. 
1881), son of Warren and Annie E. Gammon. Xo 

B. Mabel Irvine Koons, b. June 30, 1881; m. June 28, 

1905, to Christian Charles Gross (b. June 25. 1S78 . 
son of Christian and .-\melia Gross. The_\- mr.>\ed 
to Cedar Rapids. Iowa, Ut uf April. 1913. They 

a. Marjorie Maye Gross, b. May 11, 1906. 

b. Raymond Henry Gro<.~. b. Xov. 29. 1907. 

c. Baby girl, b. dead Jan. 8. 1913. 

c. Eva Blanclie Koons. b. April 16, 1886 ; d. Xov. 21. 

D. James Henry Koons. b. July 15. 1893. 

E. Donald Earl Koons, b. May 21, 1896. 

(6) Arthur James Irvine, b. Jan. 2. 1859; m. Dec. 26. '89. Ida 
May Heater, of Xebraska ; re-.. Palisade, Xeb.. where he 
has 5.000 acres. They had 

A. Albert H.. b. Feb. 16. 1S91; d. Oct. 1. 1^91. 

B. Florence, b. Dec. 6, 1S!)7 ; d. Jan. 11. 1904. 
c. Grace, b. [une 17. 19u5. 

.1 i-'^A ..i .-r. .-: 


Joan Irvine, b. May -2'.). L-62 : m. Dec. 'lo. 79. to John C. 
Marts: res.. Ankeny. Iowa. They have a farm L^i 400 
acres, underlaid with coal which is now beings mined. 
Three children : 

A. Ethel Grace Marts, b. April 11. 1SS5 : d. Nov. I). 

E. Stella May Marts, b. May 22. ISHO. 

c. Bertha Marts, b. Feb. 22. 1S97. 


■ J 




\ SECTION 13-D. 

; vii. George Cline Furst, son of Barbara. Sec. 13. born March 13, 

i 1827: d. Nov. 2S. 1!)07. Pie wrote his name Cline G. Furst. Born in 

I Nittany \'a!ley, Clinton Co.. Pa. 

i He took a course in McGuire Academ}-, at Mifflinburg. and in 

} 1S46 entered Dickinson Seminar}- at ^\'illiamsport. He had intended 

I to enter the senior class uf Dickinson College, at Carlisle, but changed 

!■ his plans and entered the law office of H. X. AIc.\llister in Bellefonte, 

I and in 1853 was admitted to practice law in Center county. In that 

I year he moved to Lockhaven. where he practiced his profession for 

\: fifty years, when he left his practice to liis son Sidney. 

t Federal Judge Bufflngton, of Pittsburgh, said that Cline G. Furst 

' was one of the famous land lawyers of the country. Some of the cases 

; he won are precedents in the statute books. 

j Mr. Furst and all his house were intimately identified with the 

I activities of the Presbyterian church. 

I His illness of two weeks was due to cystitis; and on Thanksgiv- 

j ing Day, just as the clock tolled oft the midnight hour, the spirit of 

^ Cline G. Furst passed peacefully beyond the veil. He was in his 

f eighty-first year. 

', Mr. Furst married, at age thirty-eight. Miss Jennie M. Beaver, of 

1. Lewisburg. Pa. Jane Mary Beaver was the daughter of Peter Beaver 

[ and Eliza Gundaker Simonton. Peter Beaver was a merchant in Lew- 

\ isburg, and had also for several years been in the mercantile business 

! in Millerstown, but later he was in the iron business, and owned an 

! anthracite iron furnace at Fe\\isl)urg under the firm name of Beaver, 

;, -Marsh & Co. His father was the Rev. Peter Beaver, a Methodist 

; minister, and his mother was Elizabeth Gilbert Simonton. dau. of 

I John Simonton, near Harrisburg, and Margaret Dale, from Dale's 

j-' Hill, near Lewisburg — a family of some property, who had owned 

I slaves and freed them. 

I Four children : 

I (1) Sidney Dale Furst. b. Oct. 19, 1866. He was graduated 

K from Princeton University in 1889. and entered at once 

I upon the study of law in his father's office, and later be- 

I came a partner with his father: and on the retirement of 

I the senior partner, he assumed his father's practice in 

|. Lockhaven. where he ccjntinued his office. He m. .\ida 

i Dunn, Aug. 12. 1903. Her parents were Washington 

I Dunn and Lois Annie Fisk. who d. March. 1013: her 

'I grandfather was William Dunn, and grandmother, a 

I Baker (b. 18131, still livino- in 1908. Two sons : 


A. Sidney Dale. b. Sept. 5. I'JUi. 

B. Philip Wolcott. b. May 26, 1909. 

(21 Edith Fur^t. b. Au-. 29. lSt3S. inimarried. at li.inie. \.<>,-k- 
haven. Pa. I-"ditli was educated in a school near P.'i-t. n. 
and has a reputatitui as an amateur artist. She is deeply 
interested in civic work. 

(3:> Dean Beaver b. July 10. 1S70 ; m. Oct. 6. 1907. Mar- 
garet Dunn Fredericks, dau. of Harvey Fredericks and 
Annie Shaw. Her n^randmc >ther. Elizabeth Frederick-. 
iu\- Dunn, was the sister of William Dunn. Aida Dunn 
and Margaret Dunn Fredericks are therefore second C"U-- 
ins. as well as sisters-in-law. 

(4) Mabelle Furst. b. Jan. IS. 1873. unmarried, at h"me. in 
Lockhaven. Mabelle and her sister accompanied their 
mother in a tour of Europe and were absent tw:i years 
(1910-11'>. They are ladies of culture and reiinement. 
Mabelle is engaged in the missionar\- work i^f the Presby- 
terian church. She is an ort'icer of the missionary -tuily 
classes for the Synoil of F'ennsylvania, and has the force- 
ful energy of her father. She is a cultivated contralto 
vocalist. She was eilucated at Boston. 


viii. Frances Ann Furst, dau. of Barbara. Sec. 13 : born .\ug. 20. 
1829: d. Sept. 11. 1901, in Des .Mnine- ; m. May 20. 1801, to William 
D, Trowbridge (b. Sept. 2, 1^2.■3 ; d. Apr. 4, 1899, at Des Moine-. 
Seven sons : 

(1) John Furst Trowbridge, b. May 11, 1852, at Greatbend, 
Susquehanna Co.. Pa.; d. Xov. 24, 1907, in Seattle, A\"ash. : 
m. Kate Landis Alcott, Oct. 2.'3. 1887, and had no chil- 
dren. He was Supt. Steam Navigation Co.. running to 

(2) Lewis Seelye Trowbridge, b. Xov. 29. 1853. at Greatbend. 
Pa.: m. Phoebe Pattingale. who d. in 1908. .\fter her 
death he moved to Mexico, and has a cattle ranch. Xo 

(3) Shuman Arthur Tn.wbridge. b. June 17, 1857. in Des 
Moines: m. I!elle Janette Brisco. Dec. 14. "82. He b. night 
the Trowbridge estate rjf 500 acres, part of which is in 
fruit. It is within the limits of Des Moines, five mile- 
from the center i>f the city. In March. 1912, their hc.uso 
humeri down. The loss was $8,000. after deducting the 
insurance. Sex'en children, all b. at FJes Moines: 


A. Robert Wallace Trowbri.ige. b. June 24. 1SS5. De? 
Moines: ni. X.iv. 15, 1911. Eva Dean; res.. Coupe- 
ville. Island Co.. \\'asli. 

E. Charles Arthur Trowbri.lge. b. Dec. 20. 1SS6 : m. 
Edith Beatrice Beall. June 20. IPll. Res., Bish.ou. 
Inyo Co.. Cal.. and has 

a. Margaret Edith Trowbridge, b. May 29. 1912. 

c. Frances Catharine Trowbridge, b. Oct. 25. 1SS9: 
she was educated at the West High School and at 
Drake University, and is a member of the Gamma 
Delta Phi sorority. She was m. Feb. 20. 1913, to 
A\"esley \'. Buck, who is a grad. of the East High 
School and attended Simpson College and Chicago 
University. He is a member of the Alpha Tau 
Omega fraternity. They went immediatelv to 
housekeeping in their new bungalow at 2100 East 
Thirteenth St., Des Moines. 

D. Willis Brisco Trowbridge, b. March 29. 1S92. He 
m. Feb. 2S, 1912, Bernice Galvin. dau. of J. A. Gal- 
vin, of Des Moines. Res.. Bishop. Inyo Co., Cal. 

E. Ella Mae Trowbridge, b. Feb. 14. 1S95. 

F. Esther Beatrice Trowbridge, b. Dec. 5. 1900. 

G. Shuman Edgar Trowbridge, b. April 20, 1909. 

(4) Richard Henry Trowbridge, b. Aug. 10, 1S59: m. Jan. 9. 
1S92, Carrie Goldsbury. of Des Moines. Res.. Portland. 
Ore. He has put up a fine apartment hou.-e in Portland. 
and is in the real estate business. They have three chil- 
dren : 

A. Henry Trijwbridge. 

B. Ruth Trowbridge. 

c. Joseph Furst Tnjwbridge. 

(5) Joseph Elmer Trowbridge, b. Sept. 1, 1S61, at Des Moines : 
d. June 10, 1S65, at Salona, Pa. 

(6) Charles Wallace Trowbridge, b. Xov. 26. 1S66. at Des 
Moines: d. Jan. 13, ISSO. at Des Moines. 

(7) Robert McClure Trowbridge, b. Jan. 19. 1S70. at Des 
Moines: d. July 31, 1679. at Des Moines. 





[ SECTION 13-F. 

i ix. Austin Owen Fur~t, son of Barbara. Sec. 13. born in Lamar 

i tnwnship. Clinton C><.. fa., .\pril IT. 1832: d. Xov. 19. 1!)06. He 

[ attended tlie school,- of the neighlic ^rhood. and the academy at Salona. 

Later, he graduated from Dickin.-i'U Seminary with honors, in 1854. 

That fall he entered Dickinson College. Carlisle, as a junior, but was 

f<irced after a brief time to leave on account of illness. 

^ In 1858. he began the study of law in the office of his brother. 

Cline G. Furst. at Lockha\'en. and was admitted to the bar of Clin- 

; ton county in 1860. In 18G1. he moved to Bellefonte, which became 

i his permanent residence. 

At the general election of 1884. Mr. Furst was elected president 

judge, and continued in that office for ten years with great distinction. 

liis term expiring on the first Monday of January. 1895. since which 

:■ time he wa-^ engaged in the jiractice of his profession, with one office 

in Bellefonte. one in Huntingdcui. and one in Philadelphia, the last 

being in connection with his son. William S. Furst. as senior counsel. 

I Judge Furst was recognized a- ■■ne oi Pennsylvania's greatest 

I lawyers, and wherever complicated legal problems were to be consid- 

l ered his services were in demand. He was continually pitted against 

r the foremost lawyers of the state, and associated with them in impor- 

[; tant cases. 

t From the age of twenty-five Mr. P'urst was an earnest, conse- 

crated member of the Presbyterian church, and from 1863 a ruling 
elder. For years he was president of the Dickinson Alumni Associa- 
tiiin. and was one of the incorporators of the Law school of Dickinson 
College. For nine years he served as president c.f the Bellefonte 

His judicial career, as practicing attorney and President Judge of 

the forty-ninth judicial district, was such as to gi\'e dignity, strength 

and power not only to the bench he occupied, but to the arena of law 

throughrjut the state. He i^ recognized as one of the most notable 

r jurists the state has had during his generation. 

Judge Furst was one of the foremost citizens of Bellefonte. a 
I brilliant and distinguished jurist, and a consecrated Christian char- 

iacter. His death was the result of a lingering illness which had it- 
origin in an operation two years previous in a Philadelphia hospital. 
The great and good man passed away at 12 o'clock, noon, on Monday. 
I Nov. 19, 1906. 

r Austin Owen Furst m. fir^t. May 9, 1867. Frances M. Sanderson 

I 'b. April 7. 1841 : d. Sept. 27. 1877 ' : m. second. Dec. 17. 1878. Caroline 
t Watsun Chamberlin ( b. May 24. 1845., who resides in the Bellefonte 
I hr.mestead. 


Mary Frances Saiuicrs'^n was the third child of Wm. Chestnut 
Sanderson and Catharine Crane, who were married Jan. 10. 1837. and 
had two sons and six daughters, in the following order: W'm. H.. 
Ellen H.. Mary P'rances. Geo. Crane. Laura Adeline. Elizabeth Jane. 
Creacie Crane. Emma Catharine. Her father's parents were W'm. H. 
Sanderson, b. April 7, 177!). at Milton. Pa., and Elizabeth Deland. b. 
Dec. 29, 1777, who were m. April 10. 1S04. and had eight children: 
Henry Popham. Elinor. Ezekiel, \\'m. Chestnut. David. Margaret 
Ann, John James, Elizabeth Jane. 

Caroline Chamberlin Furst was a granddaughter of Col. \\'m. 
Chamberlin. who distinguished himself fi t his courage and loyalty in 
the Revolutionary War. He commanded the Second New Jerse\- 
Regt. at the battle of Germantown in October. 1777, and his oldest 
son, Lewis, was killed in that engagement. The Colonel's parents 
were Lewis Chamberlin, who d. in 1772. and Margaret \\'oolsev. who 
lived to the great age of 10.5 years. By four marriages, Co]. \\'m. 
Chamberlin had 23 children, the eldest of whom was Lewis, killed in 
the battle of Germantown, and the youngest, Moses, the father of 
Caroline Chamberlin Furst. In 1791, Col. W'm. Chamberlin mo\ed 
from New Jersey to "the western country," and bought a large tract 
of land in the Buffalo X'allcy, in Union County, Pa., where he died 
in 1S17. 

Here Moses Chamberlin was born, during the Second War for 
Independence. He m., in 1S35, Mary A. Correy. of Milton, Pa., wh'.' 
d. in 1S3S. In 1S40, he m. Mrs. Jane Hannah Montgomery, born Wat- 
son, by whom he had si.\ children, the third one of whom was Caroline 

Jane Hanna Watson was the daughter nf John Watson, <if 
Watsontown, Northumberland Cij., Pa. Jane Hannah's mother was 
of Scotch-Irish descent — a great-granddaughter of Robert Hanna. 
founder of Hannastown. Westmoreland Co.. Pa., where the first courts 
were held west of the Alleghenys. Robert Hanna was the first judge. 
The courts were held in his house. His commission dated Feb. 27. 
1773. He was re-commissioned Jan. 11. 1774. His wife was Elizabeth 
Kelly; prior to the burning of Hannastown by the Indians she and 
her daughters were carried prisoners to Montreal, where they were 
exchanged and returned to their home. While in Montreal, one of 
the daughters, Jane Hanna, met Lieutenant Hammond, and was mar- 
ried to him. Their daughter, Jane Hammond, was married to Jolm 
Watson, whose father was the founder of Watsontown. These were 
the parents of Jane Hanna Watson, the second wife of Moses Cham- 
berlin, and the mother of Mrs. Caroline Watson Furst. 



I The ancestors of Moses Chaniberlin were French Huguenots. His 

f great-grandfather left France about 1665 and settled in London. After 

i the great fire in 1666. the family removed to Ireland, and abuut the 

E beginning of the next century his grandfather, Louis, with two broth- 

I ers, came to America and located in Hunterdon Co., X. J., where Col. 

|- W'm. Chamberlin was b. Sept. 23, 1736. 

I Austin Owen Furst had by his first wife, Frances ^L Sanderson, 

[ two children, and by his second wife. Caroline \\"atson Chamberlin, 

i. four children : 

I (1) William Sanderson Furst, b. June 12, 1868. Sec. 13-Fa. 

I (2) John Shuman Furst, b. April 19, 1871; m. Jan. 27, '96, 

p Pauline Houston ; address, Lippincott Pencil Company, 

I Chester, Pa. 

f They have one child : 

k -\. Louise Houston Furst. b. May 30, 1902. 

[; (3) Jane Watson Furst. b. Oct. 9, 1879; m. Sept. 5. 1906, to 

<; John Curtin. Res.. Bellefonte. Pa. Two chidren: 

I A. John Curtin, b. June 15. 1907. 

[: B. William Chamberlin Curtin. b. Oct. 11. 1911. 

f (4) Edith B. Furst. b. July 28. 1881 : d. Nov. 24. 1884. 

I (5) James Chamberlin Furst. b. Dec. 1. 1882; lawyer in Belle- 

I fonte ; m. April 30. 1913. Mary Adele Harrar. nf Williams- 

I port. Pa., dau. of Mrs. Elwood Scott Harrar. 

r (6) Walter Benedict Furst. b. May 2. 1887. He prepared for 

I college at Bellefonte Academy; entered Pennsylvania 

State College in the fall of 1905, and was active in the 
political and social life of the institution ; was treasurer 
of his class during his junior and senior years; mem. 
' Sigma Chi fraternity; mem. Lion's Paw senior society; 

grad. 1909, and became at once private secretary of John 
T. Manson, who is pres. Yale Nat. Bank ; vice-pres. Nat. 
Savings Bank : Director Security Insurance Co.. all of 
New Haven ; and a director Equit. Life of New York. 
In April, 1910. Mr. Furst became a trustee of the Benedict 
Memorial Pres. Church. He is a member of the Cham, 
of Commerce of New Haven, and is a director of the 
E. B. Sheldon Co., of New Haven. 
William Sanderson Furst. son of Judge A. O. Furst, Sec, 13-F, 
was b. in Bellefonte, Pa.. June 12, 1868. He received his elementary 
education at the Bellefonte Academy, and was grad. from Princeton 
Cniversity with honors in 1890, A. B. and A. M.; won the essay con- 
tc■^t ni Whig Hall. He won the Francis Biddle prize, and in hi? •senior 


j year he won the cla>< of 1S.")II prize in English literature: and was 

j graduate "cum laude."' During the inter\ening summer he traveled 

I exten>i\"ely 'ahri^ad. and in the fall entered the law school of the 

I Univer-ity of Penns} hania. and was graduated in '93, his thesi-^. 

! "The Monroe iJi.ictrine." being publicly cjmmended by the faculty. 

j He was one of the editors of the American Law Register and Re- 

I view, and contributed to its publications. His work, "Misconduct 

i of a Judge anrl Jury as Sufficient Justification for a New Trial." 

j attracted marked public attention. 

i Associated with him was hi^ father, hhm. Austin O. Furst. de- 

I ceased. His large and growing clientele is evidence that his ability is 

1 appreciated by the general public. By reason of his strong intellectual 

I grasp and comprehension of the finer legal priints he has achieved 

I distinction as an able advocate. 

I He began tlie practice of law in Philadelphia in the Drexel 

I Building. His practice increased until at the present time he has a 

I handsome suite "f six offices. .501-oi'i6 Stephen (lirard Building. S. 12th 

! street, near Chestnut, and has an oHicia! force numbering twenty. 

• He has a large clientage among the merchants and manufacturers 

I of the city, and frequently argues cases before the courts of other 

! states. His wide experience in mercantile law has caused his reten- 

( tion as counsel b}- many of the leading corporations and banks of the 

I city and elsewhere. He practices law in the city courts and in the 

I U. S. courts. 

He is a director of the Southwark National Bank : a trustee of 
the Presb\'terian Ministers" Fund; an active member of the Drowning 
Society, the Overbrook Golf Club, the E'nion League; treasurer 
of the Belfield Countrx- Club, and is chairman of the finance commit- 
tee of the trustees of the Overbrook Pres. church and Supt. of its 
Sunday School. 

He m. Nov. 6, 1902. Mary Watson Shantz fb. Jan. 29. 1S76;, 
dau. of Enos S. and Mar\- Elizabeth Shantz. Her lineage runs back 
to Revrjluticjnary days. Three children : 

.\. Elizabeth Watson, b. Dec. 17. 190:J. 
n. Sarah Adalene, b. Oct. 1, 1907. 
c. Mary Frances, b. May 19. 1909. 


Joseph Brown Fur^t, son of Barbara. Sec. 13. born March 10, 
1835; m. Sarah Ellen Halenbake, June 15, "71 (h. Feb. 11, 1S44, at 
Queen's Run. near Lockhaven, Pa. i. The Halenbakes came from 
Holland in 16S0, and settled in Albany, X. Y. Here her father. Gellis 
Wynne Halenbake. was b. Jan. 21, ISOl. Her mother, Frances John- 


son, was b. in Leicestershire. Eiig., in 1S18. ami came over with her 
parents when she was eleven years of age. Mrs. Furst's great-grand- 
father. Bernardus Halenbake. was a lieutenant in the RevoUuiunarv 
War. Mr. Furst has been for many years in the lumber business in 
Lockhaven. In recent years he has gi\en his business over into the 
hands of his son. Shuman. Mr-. Furst d. Xmv. 16. lul.!. Her life wa< 
full of good works. Five children : 

(1) Fanny Barbara Furst. b. Aug. 27. IS72; d. Feb. 27. 1S7S. 
Her sister Anne R. says: "Sister Fanny Barbara died 
of diphtheria. I have never seen a picture of any child 
with a more angelic face!" 

(2) Anne Ross Furst. b. Feb. 27, 1S7S. Besides her home 
schooling in the public schools, she spent three years at 
Dana Hall, Wellesley, Mass.: then a year at W'a-hington, 
D. C. at Mrs. Somer's School. Mount \'ern(in Seminary. 
She is the historian <.f the Furst branch i if the JOHN 
SHUMAN family, and has been a valuable help t. . the 
editor in the grouping of the famil}" in its many complica- 
tions, and in furnishing him with many missing links. 
Besides the Deed of .Michael Wilt to HENRY SHUMAN 
(Sec. 19) ; the \\'ill of John George Furster (Sec. V-i \ : the 

. Mortgage of John Furst to Col. John Shuman (Sec. V^i\ 
and the Notice of Writ (Sec. 1:3'. all contributed by Miss 
Anne R.. she also found amimg her father's papers two 
notes — one by David Jones to J(jhn Furst, endorsed by 
Michael Shuman and Jacob Keller ; the other, a bill of 
eight notes, due Sept. 20. 1823. to be collected by Caleb 
North ; receipted on the back for sums "on the within 
bill," and signed 

"for John Shuman. 
Michael Shuman." 

(3) Ruth Furst, b. Aug. 27. ISSl : d. aged 17 days. 

(4) Edgar Halenbake Furst, b. Aug. 14, 1883: grad. Flem- 
ington High School: stud. Alercersburg College, and a 
promising youth. He d. June 16, 1902. 

(5) Shuman Halenbake Furst. b. Aug. 4. 188."): he m. May 10, 
1910, Miriam Barbara Furst (b. Feb. 8. 1887 >, dau. of 
Luther Calvin Furst and Lydia Jane Kieffer (Sec. 13-AV 
Her father and her husband are first cousin*. Shuman 
Halenbake is a lumber merchant in Lockhaven. having 
assumed the bu-ines* i.jf his father's lumber }-ard. One 

.^. Joseph Brown Furst. b. April 22. 1913. 


4. Col. John Shuman. son of JOHN, Sec. 11. born Aug. 6. 1793: 
d. April 16, lSo2. He was born in the old stone mansion at Shuman's 
mill, below Millerstown, Cumberland county. Pa. On Feb. 1. 1816. 
he m. Mar}- Stroop, of Landisburg. same county (b. Dec. 22. 1795; 
d. July 6, 18.j2), dau. of George and Barbara Stroop. of Landisburg. 
and Col. John and wife li\-ed tiiere until ISIS, when he purchased the 
homestead property of one hundred and ninety acres for $9,000. and 
sold it in 1827 to his brother George for $5,000. Priscilla Goodman, 
his daughter, is authority for this statement. She said that her father 
built in 181S the stone house in Millerstown now owned and occu- 
pied by 'Squire William Kipp, Jr. Col. John's mother. Catharine Wilt 
Shuman, li\ed in it until her death in 1826; and Gil. John moved into 
it the following year. He was at that time one of the leading business 
men of the town. 

After the death of Col. John Shuman. his widow. Mary, born 
Stroop, was m. to Edward Purcell, in Feb., 1S34. a merchant in Mil- 
lerstown from 1800 to 1S34. Priscilla says Mr. Purcell was very par- 
ticular to have his name accented on the last syllable. He was Mil- 
lerstown's second postmaster, Thomas Cochran having been the first. 
Purcell and \\'ood built the corner stone tavern in 1800. He was 
from "Erin's green soil": he d. in March. 1835, and is buried at 

In Rev. David H. Focht's work. "The Churches Between the 
Mountains," John Shuman was confirmed by Rev. J. Conrad Walter, 
Jubilate, 1810. This must have been the subject of our sketch. He 
was then about seventeen ; and the confirmation was doubtless in St. 
Michael's church in Pfoutz's \'alley. To John Shuman ami Mary 
Stroop were born six children : 

i. Priscilla Shuman, b. March 27, 1817, Sec. 14-A. 

ii. Catharine Wilt Shuman, b. March 15, 1819, Sec. 14-B. 

iii. George Stroop Shuman, b. Jan. 11, 1821, Sec. 14-C. 

iv. Capt. Jacob Stroop Shuman, b. March 31, 1824. Sec. 14-D. 

V. William Armagast Shuman, b. Feb. 2. 1827. Sec. 14-E. 

vi. Mary Elizabeth Shuman. b. Oct. 16. 1830; d. Aug. 26. 
1834; buried in the Shuman Family graveyard. Millers- 
town, Perry Co.. Pa. 

i. Priscilla Shuman, dau. of Col. John, Sec. 14, born March 27, 
1817. at Landisburg. Perry Co., Pa. Her parents moved to the Shu- 
man's Mill place, below Millerstown. when Priscie was only two years 
old. She was m. Dec. 24, 1839, to William Goodman, son of Jonas 


. Goodman and Mary (Polly) Fertig, dau. of Zachariah Fertig and Jane 

i Ogle. Jonas, and Polly Fertig resided at Allen's Cove, a few miles 

I below Newport, on the Juniata river. Here William Goodman was 

I born Jan. 9. 1S14. When eleven years of age his mother died, and 

? William was taken into the home of his tmcle, John Fertig, of Mil- 

I lerstown, where he had the benefit of the public schools and a home 

r among kind friends. He learned the trade of blacksmith with his 

uncle, and remained with him as journeyman until his marriage in 

He was a railroad contractor, and had divisions of the Pennsyl- 
vania railroad at Alillerstown and at Alexandria, in Huntingdon 
county. He had contracts in partnership with his brother-in-law. 
George S. Shuman. in \'irginia and Tennessee. 

He was agent of the freight dept., P. R. R.. at Millerstown Sta- 
tion, for fifteen years; then, his health failing, he resigned. He wa^ 
postmaster of Millerstown. Stricken with paralysis, his daughter 
Laura filled the position. 

The immediate cause of Mr. Goodman's death was pulmonary 
apoplexy. For many years he was a member of the Methodist Epis- 
copal church. He was a friend to everybody, and was honored as a 
good citizen. 

Priscilla, as well as her sister, Catharine Wilt Larzelere, was a 
good historian of the family, and it was a pleasure to hear her tell 
about the events and the people of the past. Most of the data per- 
taining to the lineage of her grandfather, JOHN SHUMAN. were 
obtained from "Aunt Priscie" Goodman and her dau., Mrs. Everhart. 
Priscilla was of robust physique. Her face seemed a close copy 
of her great-uncles. ANDREW and CHRISTIAN. She was a noble 
woman, a good neighbor, and a close friend. She was a member of 
the Methodist Episcopal church for many years. 

To William and Priscilla Goodman were born five children : two 
died in infancy : 

(1) Mary Martha Elizabeth Goodman, b. Sept. 29. 1S42, Sec. 

(2) George Shuman Goodman, b. Aug. 13, 1844, Sec. 14-.\b. 

(3) Laura Jane Goodman, b. Nov. 11, 1851; d. Nov. 1. 1904. 
Laura had been a teacher in the public schools of Perry 
county for several years ; and later, when her father be- 
came disabled from performing the duties of his office as 
postmaster, she filled that post very faithfully and cred- 
itably. She was gentle, amiable and intelligent; had high 
qualities of mind and heart, and was a beautiful girl. 



(1) Mary Martha Elizabeth Goodman, dau. of Priscilla. Sec. 
14-A, born Sept. 2',). 1S42. in Millerstown. Terr}- Co.. Pa., ^vhere her 
entire life \va> spent with the exception of three year.'? before the Civil 
War. when her father's family resided in Tennessee. Her father was a 
grandson of Zachariah Ferlig and Jane Ogle. The Ogles are de- 
scended from the early kings of England, and for more than SOO 
years have borne a coiispiciinus place on the rolls of the English 

Mrs. Everhart was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church 
from her girlhood. She was a zealous worker in the various church 
activities, and was generous and aftable in social life: and the homes 
familiar with her presence cherished her as a dear and loving friend. 

Mary was lying sick at her cousin. Miss Sallie Shuman'-, in New- 
port, whither she had been taken tive weeks previously. Her death 
was due to pulmonary trMublc. complicated with diabetes. 

Tiie genealogical data, as well as biographical information. ci.>n- 
tained in this compilation of the JOHN SHUMAN branch of the 
family was principally supplied by her and her mother. 

Mary was m. on the 21st of March, 1876, to William Everhart, 
a commission merchant in Millerstown; he d. in 1881. He was the 
son of James and Margaret Everhart. of Newport, Perry Co., Pa. 
They had three children : 

A, William Goodman Everhart, b. Dec. 9, 1876 : d. Jan. 31, 

B. James Keeley Everhart. b. June l.j. 1S7S : grad. from 
Millersville State Normal School ; grad. from Med. 
Dept.. Univ. of Fenn'a. 1902 : physician in Pittsburgh. 
Pa.; m. Oct. 22, 1910, at Harrisburg, Susan Beckley 
Thorley, dau. of John D. Thorley, of Harrisburg, Pa. 

j She d. Feb. 19, 1913, in childbirth, leaving a son: 

a, James, b. Feb. 19, 1913. 
c. Edgar Shuman Everhart, b. Oct. 2.5, 1879 ; grad. Dick- 
inson College, Carlisle, Pa., 1903; grad. Medic. Dept.. 
U. of Penn'a, 1907. Physician, Crabtree, U'estnvire- 
land Co., Pa.; m. May 24, 1910, Madeline Lee Chris- 
tian, of Richmond, \'a. 


(2) George Shuman Goodman, son of Priscilla, Sec. 14, born 
Aug. 13, 1844: d. May 9, 1S77 ; he m. Julia Ann, dau. of Jacob Milkr 
and Sarah Pfoutz, sister of Elizabeth (Sec. 17). He enlisted in the 
Civil War, near its close. He had four children : 



^. A. Rose Estella Coodman. b. April 2. 1867 ; m. Nov. 15. 

. 1894, to E. A. Southard, of Harrisburg. Pa., where they 
B. Annie Lowther (jocximan. b. Jan. 20. 1860: m. Xov. 28. 
1894. to Irving C. Zimmerman. Res.. Harrisburg, Pa.: 
three chiUlren ; 

a. Priscilla Catharine, b. Sept. 2. 1895. 

b. Julia Estella. b. Xov.. 1898. 

c. James Edgar, b. Feb. 12. 1907: d. April. 1912. 
c. William Shuman Goodman, b. Jan. 6. 1871 : d. Aug. 24. 

D. Latimer Oaks Goodman, b. Sept. 22. 1872: m. March 
17, 1895. Ivy Woods, of Harrisburg. Pa., and has 
a. George Hiram Goodman, b. 1895. 


ii. Catharine Wilt Shuman. dau. of Col. John. Sec. 14. born in 
Millerstown, Perry Co., Pa., March 15, 1819; d. in Darby, Delaware 
Co., Pa., Oct. 6, 1888; buried in Fernwood, Delaware Co., Pa. She 
was m. June 8, '48, to James Mi^nroe Larzelere, of Philadelphia. Cath- 
arine was slight in figure and showed a marked contrast to the robust 
form of her sister, Priscilla Goodman. Buth sisters were blessed with 
good memories and a gift for conversation. They had a bountiful 
resource of historic lore pertaining not only to their kindred, but also 
to legendary stories of old Millerstown and its vicinity. 

Her husband, James M. Larzelere. was a ladies' shoemaker, and 
was of ancient Huguenot descent. He was a large man. His physique 
was that of a typical Frenchman. He was a soldier of the Civil W ar, 
but his military record has not been furnished. Fie died in the Si'l- 
diers' Home, Erie. Pa. They lived first in Philadelphia and later in 
Millerstown. Still later they returned to Philadelphia, where Cathar- 
ine is buried. They had two daughters: 

(1) Mary Eliza Larzelere. b. Dec. 17, 1850. Sec. 14-Ba. 

(2) Laura Priscilla Stroop Larzelere, b. in Millerstown. Perry 
Co., Pa.. Feb. 20. 1S5S; m. Oct.. '76, in Philadelphia, to 
Charles Jones Lambdin. who d. Aug. 2. 1884. She d. Feb. 
28.1884. They had: 

A. Irene Hofmann Lambdin, b. Xov. 15. 1877. in Phil- 
adelphia; m. Sept. 7, 190:3, to Millard Rupertis. and 

a. Ida Ruperti--. b. Jan. 3, 1905. 

B. Walter Myers Lambdin. b. June 25, 1880; d. Aug. 
20, 1899: b. and d. in Phila. 



(1) -Mary Eliza Larzelere. dau. of Catharine Wilt. Sec. 14-B, 
born Dec. 17, 1S50. in Philadelphia, and was educated there and in 
Millerstciwn. She signs herself "Lide." and has always gone by that 
name. She was m. May 30. 1S71. to William Auner Hofmann, of 
Philadelpihia. Res.. Norwood. Delaware Co.. Pa. 

William Auner Hofmann was b. in Philadelphia. Sept. 12. 1849. 
His parents were Gen. John \\'m. Hofmann and Emma M. Auner. 
dau. of Joseph G. Auner and Mary Ann Witman. dau. of Magdalena 
Witman. who was the granddau. of Maj. John David W'oelpper, who 
had served in Germany under Frederick the Great; entered the Amer- 
ican Revolution in a \*irginia company, was lieutenant in 1760. and 
commissioned a major by brevet Nov. 27. 17S3. 

Mr. Hofmann has been a bookkeeper and accountant for over 
thirty years, and for the last sixteen years has been head bookkeeper 
for a branch of the largest leather house in Philadelphia. 

He was for over ten years president of the board of health of the 
borough of Norwood. Pa., where he resides. He early entered sev- 
eral temperance organizations: was state officer and member of the 
executive committee of Philadelphia I. O. G. T. ; was past officer and 
secretary K. of P. and K. of G. E. 

In Christian Endeavor he was the first chairman of Delaware 
County Lookout Committee, and twice president oi the county. He 
was president of evangelistic work of Del. county. 

From boyhood he has been actively engaged in church work. He 
has been a ruling elder and clerk of the Session ; and was vice-pres. 
Del. County Sabbath School Association. In the presbytery of Ches- 
ter he was mem. com. on ministerial relief, and is an ex-president of 
ruling elders' convention of Chester and Delaware counties. 

Military Record. — Private Comp. D. 1st Regt. N. G of Pa., and 
June 8, 1870, commissioned and ranked captain and A. D. C. on staff 
of his father, Gen. John W'm. Hofmann, commatiding 2d brigade, l.-t 
division, N. G. of Pa. Resigned in '73. \\'hile residing in Beverly, 
N. J. ('77— '80), he was a private in Comp. F, 6th Regt., N. G. of X. J. 

Brief record of his father's militarv career: 

Gen. John William Hofmaim was born in Philadelphia, Feb. IS. 
1824, second son of John Hofmann, a native of Fiirth, Germany, who 
settled in Philadelphia: was a mfr. of woolen hosiery, and was for 
many years engaged in mfg. for L'. S. Army. 

He was a mem. of Junior Artilleri?ts, and later of Artillery Corps. 
Washington Grays ( 1848-61 ^ breveted Brigadier-General Aug. 1. 


I Gen. Hctmann was the first (ithcer mustered into U. S. service 

I ill I'liiladelpliia at the upening- of the Civil War. 

I In a letter to Guv. Curtin. Brig. Gen. Cutler wrote thus of Col. 

I Hofmann, regarding tlie battle of Gettysburg: "When we came upon 

? the ground in front of the enemy. Col. Hofmann's regiment (being 

I the second in tlie ccJunin) got into position a mtjment sooner than the 

t others. I took out my glass to examine the enemy. Being a few 

T paces in front of me. Col. Ilofmann turned to me and inquired: 'Is 

I that the enemy :' I replied 'Yes.' Turning to his men. he com- 

I manded : 'Ready; right-oblique; aim: fire!' and the battle of Gettys- 

t l)urg was opened. The fire was followed by other regiments instantly ; 

I but that battle on the soil of Pennsylvania was opened by her own 

> sons, and it is just that it should become a matter of historj'. 

I "I desire to say to your Excellency that the 56th is one of the 

[ very best regiments in the service, and that Col. Hofmann is, without 

I qualification, one of the best officers, brave, faithful and prompt and a 

f most excellent disciplinarian." 

William Auner Hofmann and Lide Hofmann have three children: 

A. Laura Larzelere Hofmann, b. July 13, 1875, in Phila. 
She is a music teacher and church organist. 

B. Charles Larzelere Hofmann. b. July 11, 1877, Sec. 
14-Ba, B. 

C. Eugene Larzelere Hofmann. b. in Phila., Nov. 15, 1881 ; 
m. April 2, 1908. Jean Farris Woodbury, of Phila. 
They reside at Ridley Park, Del. Co.. Pa. Eugene was 
with the Penn Mutual Life Ins. Co. for eleven years ; 
and in 1909 he entered the employ of N. W. Halsey & 
Co., bankers and brokers, 1429 Chestnut St.. Phila 
They have a dau. : 

a. Elizabeth Woodbury Hofmann, b. Oct. 9. 1913. 
SECTION 14-Ba, b. 

B. Charles Larzelere Hofmann, son of Mary Eliza (Lide), Sec. 
14-Ba: born July 11, 1877; he was a soldier in the Spanish-American 
War. in Battery .\, Penna. Light .\rtillery. This battery had been 
known as "the Keystone Battery" in the Civil War. The soldiers 
composing it Philadelphia boys, many of them scarcely out of their 
'teens. They were considered the pick of the state. 

On the 5th of August they embarked at Newport News, bound 
for Ponce, Porto Rico, and when a few miles from Porto Ponce they 
ran on a coral reef, and thus escajied the last battle which was then in 
progress, when word came that the war was over. But after they got 
their tents pitched they were fired into, and that was about the only 


taste of actual fighting: they liad. Charles remarks upon the sutteri'.iLr 
of the soldiers while in the transports, which were arranged on five 
decks: on the topmost deck were the ofricers ; on the second deck, the 
mules; on the third, the horses; on the fourth, the seamen, and on the 
fifth, deep down in the hold, were the soldiers! The boys of Ratterv A 
were among the first to be brought hr-me. Mrs. Hofmann remark^ 
at the close of her account of her boy (date. Dec. 18. '9S) : "h'our of 
the Battery boys that I know of iiave died since they came home." 
When they arrived in the home port, Mr. Hofmann did not recognize 
his son, so altered was he by coast fever and dysentery. The}- sent 
him to .\tlantic City, X. J., to recuperate. After remaining there one 
year, at his occupation, he opened an office in Ocean City, X. J . Sejit. 
1.5, 1900. He m. Sept. 6, 1901. Miss Jean Maude Torbert. of (Jcean 
City. He is by occupation an architect. They have: 

a. Charles William Russ Hofmann. b. Sept. 10. 1902. 

b. Arena Catharine Hofmann. b. X'ov. 6, 1905. 

iii. George Stroeip Shuman. son of Col. John, Sec. 14. born Jan. 
11, 1821; d. April 24. 1865. He m. Jan. 5. 1855. Mrs. Rebecca Jane 
Hunt, born Blair. He was a railroad contractor; and, in partnershiij 
with his brother-in-law, William Goodman, filled contracts on the Pa. 
R. R., and later in Virginia and Tennessee. His remains were in- 
terred at Port Royal. Juniata Co., Pa. To George S. and Rebecca 
Jane Shuman were born three children : 

(1) John Edgar Thompson Shuman. b. Xov, 21. 18.55. at Port 
Royal, Juniata Co., Pa.; m. Anna I\I. Mullin (b. Feb. 24. 
1859, at Lumberville, Bucks Co., Pa."). For ■^ome years 
Edgar and his brother were together in the upholstering 
and furniture busines in Pittsburgh, unrler the firm name 
of Shuman Bros. When Charles's health failed, they 
closed out, and Edgar went into the cleaning and dyeing 
business in Pittsburgh. To Edgar and Aima Shuman 
were b. five children : 

A. Rebekah. b. Jan. 5. 1887. 

B. Anna Mullin. b. Feb. 26, 1889. 
c. Katherine. b. June 29, 1891. 

D. Sarah Marion, b. Dec. 8. 1893. 

E. William Darlington Mullin, b. Nov., 1895. 
All were born in Pittsburgh. 

(2) Sarah (Sallie, Shuman. b. Aug. 14, 1859; d. Jan. 16, 1910. 
unmarried. She was born in Goi:)dletts\ille. Tenn., and 
was lame, using a crutch. Her death occurred under 
peculiar!}- sad circum>tances. She had gone from her 


home in XL-\\iH'rt. I'erry C<>.. I'a.. to Pitt-lairgh on Sun- 
day. Jan. 0. r.iln. and was plnced in the liospital. where 
she underwent an njierati.'n t'l'r ij-all-itune>. At the janie 
time the physicians operated < 'U her tor a{)pendicitis. The 
effect of the operations resulted in her death, which "C- 
curred on Sunday afternoon, Jan. IGth. one week after she 
arrived from her iMme. Sallie \\as a beautiful girl. 
Sallie and her mother had been living; in Xewp'>rt. F'a.. 
and the death of her daughter necessitated the mother's 
removal to Pittsburgh, to the home of her son Edgar. 
But the aged mother's days were numbered : and. one 
month after the death of her daughter, she passed away 
on the 18th of Februar}-. Iflll. at the age of 86: b. in 1824. 
(3) Charles Roswell Shuman. 1). Sept. !». 1863. at Port Royal. 
Juniata Co.. Pa. He m. Mary Dickey Sterrett ( b. X-.v. 
19. 1864. at Academia. in the same county i. While in 
business with his brother Fulgar in Pittsburgh his health 
failed and he entered the sanitarium at Danville. X. V. 
Subsequently he mo\-ed with his family to Santa P.arbara. 
Cal., wdiere he died April. 1003. at the early age of forty 
years. Three children: 

.\. Blair Sterrett. 1). June 27. 1892. 

B. Margaret, b. March 15. 18!t4. 

C. Dorothy, b. 1903. 


iv. Captain Jacob Stroop Shuman. son of Col. John. Sec. 14, 
born March 31. 1824: d. Feb. 14, 1894. He m. Oct., '52, Eliza Jane 
Orr. of Steubenville. O. (b. Oct. 9. 1832). 

Capt Shuman served as a private in the war with Me.xico. In 
1861 he raised a company and was made captain in the 1st \ irginia 
Cavalry. His health failing, he was appointed sutler of the Ist \'a. 
Cavalry. Failing health continuing, he was <ent to his home in Steu- 
benville, O.. to recuperate. In June. '63, he raised a company at 
Steubenville. and was enrolled as Capt. of Co. H. 11th Regt. O. Cav. 
Vol., to serve three years or during the war. The regt. was ordered 
out on the plains on the Idaho frontiers against the Indians. It was 
at the time the Siou.x Indians were on the warpath. He built Fort 
Mitchell, and here he rescued from the Indians Mrs. Lucy Laraniore. 
Capt. Shuman's daughter. Mrs. Adda Luella Yost, remarks in speak- 


ing of Mrs. Laramorc ; "I saw her once in Setlalia. She came to see 
my father and mother." The following papers are from .Mrs. Yost: 
"Special Order No. 4. 

Head Quarters. 1st \'irg. Cavalry. 

CenterviUe, Yirg: ;30th Dec, 1S62. 
"All previous orders appointing sutlers fiir the 1st \'irg: Cavalry, 
are hereby revoked, they having failed to perform their duty, and 
furnish the necessary articles. 

"Jacob S. Shuman. formerly Captain of this regiment, is herohv 
appointed as sutler for the 1st \'irg: Cavalry; he will be respected as 

"By order of 

N. P. Richmond, 

Col. 1st Virg: Cavalry. 
D. Mequillet. 

1st Lieut, and Adjt." 

Discharge at Close of War. 

Paid in full up to July 19-'66. 

H. P. Wolcott, 

Paymaster U. S. A. 
"To all whom it may concern: 

Know ye that Jacob S. Shuman. Captain of Company H. 11th 
Regt. of Ohi(j Cavalry volunteers, who was enrolled on the tenth of 
June, one thousand eight hundred sixty-three to serve three years or 
during the war, is hereb}' discharged from the service of the United 
States this fourteenth day of July, 1S66, at Fort Leavenworth. Kan- 
sas, by reason of muster out of Company per Order No. 33 Head 
Quarters Dept. of the Missouri, C. S. 

(No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist.) 
"Said Jacob S. Shuman was born in Baltimore, Md., is forty years 
of age, 5 feet, 5 inches high, ruddy complexion, dark eyes, black hair, 
and by occupation, when enrolled, a contractor. 

"Given at Fort Leavenworth. Ks.. this fourteenth day of July, 

S. C. Williamson, 
1st Lieut. U. S. A. and Com. of Musters. 

Commanding the Regiment. 
J. E. Maynard, 
Second Comptroller." 


Resolutions on His Death. 


Gen. Geo. R. Smith Post, X.>. 5:], 
Department Missouri, G. A. R, 

In Memoriam, 

"Whereas it hath pleased the (ireat Crmimander to remove from 
our ranks our beloved CLimrade 

Feb. 14, 1S94, 

"Therefore, be it resolved that in the death of Comrade Shuman, 
our county has lost one who in two wars, to wit, the Me.xican War and 
the War of the Rebellion, freely gave all the wealth of his young and 
vigorous manhood to the upbuilding of the Flag and for the perpetua- 
tion of our national unity. 

"One whose unselfish devotion to a patriot's duty cost all his 
health and strength and property, and left him nought but the spark 
of life, a country saved and devoted friends and relatives ; he counted 
it all gain and his life well spent. 

"Though on account of his infirmities contracted in the service 
he was never able to touch elbows with us in the Post, as of yore on 
the field, yet his record as a soldier was such that the enrollment of 
his name on our roster was an honor added, and the feeling was 
mutual and sincere, and his name will be held in kindly remembrance 
bv the members of this post. 

W. A. Fast \ 

T. P. Berry Com." 

Ira T. Bronson / 
W. H. Nichols, Adjt." 

At the close of the Ci\il War, he resided with his family at But- 
ler, Mo. During his service in the army he received many wounds. 

The parents of Eliza Jane, his wife, were Johnson Orr and Eliza- 
beth Anderson. Johns(.)n Orr's parents were Thomas Orr and Cath- 
arine Johnson, who had eloped from their homes in northern Ireland. 
were married, and came to this country. Thomas served in the W ar 
of 1812. He was at one time sheriff of Jefferson county, Ohio. His 
wife Catharine lived to the age of 96 years. Eliza Jane"s mother, Eliz- 
abeth Anderson, was an only dau. of Judge Anderson (1779-1873). 

Capt. Shuman was an invalid for more than twenty years — a 
broken-down soldier of the Wars. 




(1),rge William Shuiiiaii. h. March 1. 1854; d. Aug.. 



Adda Luella Shinnaii. b. Dec. ?,. lJ<5.J. Sec. 14-Da. 


Annie Laurie Slninian. h. at Steuhenville. O.. Sept 
ISoS: ni. Dec. 2'-'>. '7S. t<' P'rank Knickerbocker; res.. 
Angeles. Cal. Nine children: 

A. Bessie Knickerbocker, b. Aug. 25. ISSU; m. 



b: Harry Knickerl)(_icker. 
c. William Knickerbocker. 

D. Frank Knickerbocker. 

E. Max Knickerbocker. 

F. JMary Jane Knickerbocker. 

G. Margaret Knickerbocker. 
H. Orr Knickerbocker. 

I. Edna Knickerbocker. 

(4) Mary Stroi.p Shuman. b. at Steubenville. C. July IL 
1861; m. Sept. 20. 'TS, to Nicholas Yost, who d. May. 
1882, in Utica, X. Y. She was m. 2d. to James P. McMil- 
lan; res., f'itt^burgh— no children. She had one son to 
Nicholas Yost : 

.\. Nicholas John Porter Yost, b. June 26, 1879. Re>.. 
Pittsburgh. Pa. 

(5) Bessie Anderson Shuman. b. at Steubenville. O.. Oct. 16, 
1863; she was m. to J(jhn McOrton Dowd. in '84. and had 
four children : 

-\. Luther Clarence Dowd. b. 1887. 
E. Marion Eugene Dowd, 1890. 
c. Lee McOrton Dowd, 1897. 
D. Pearl Elizabeth Dowd, 1900. 

(6) Jacob Stroop Shuman. b. in Pulaski Co.. Mo.. Aug. 31, 
1868, unmarried ; fireman in fire department. Parkersburg, 
W. Va. 

(7) Edgar Johnson Shuman, b. in Butler, Mo.. Oct. 30. 1870; 
he was a private in the regular army in 1893. He m. in 
1903 Miss Hinty McGinley, at Fort Niagara, N. Y.. wh.j 
d. July 16. 1906; he m. second, Miss Lu Offut. Aug. 16. 
1907; res.. Peru, Mo., where he is a Standard Oil mer- 
chant. He had two children by Hinty McGinley; 

.\. Mary Shuman. 

B. Elizabeth Shuman. 

(8) Sarah Eugenia Shuman. b. in Butler. Mo., Jan. 22. 1876; 
was m. Feb. 5, '95, to A. A. Baker, and has 


A. Irvin Atlflphus Baker. 

B. Walter Baker. 
c. Raymond Baker. 

D. William Albert Baker. 

E. Sarah Eugenia Baker. 


(2) Adda Liiella Shumaii. dau. of Capt. Jacub Stroop, Sec 14-D. 
burn Dec. -i. 1855, in Xasliville. Tenn.: m. Jan. 'J, 'To. to Richard Sain- 
mons Yost (b. July 19. 1S44) ; re>.. Sedalia. Mo. Nine children: 

.\. George Yost, a dau.. b. in Butler, Mo., Dec. 2:]. 18":?; 
m. April 22, 'DI*, to Fred Clark Perkins, of New Y(irk 
state — no children. He is a mining engineer. Fair- 
mount. Md. 
B. Wallace Yo^t. 1). Feb. 8, 1876; locomotive engineer: 
m. June 4. i;t(l2. Elizabeth Alcorn (b. Sept. o. ISTfi). 
Res., Jefferson City. Mo. They have 

a. Richard Wallace Yost. b. Jan. 13, 1904. in Jef- 
ferson City, Mo. 

I b. Martha .\dda Yost. b. Xov. 2, 1906, in Jeher- 

E son City. 

c. Richard Yost, b. July 3, 1877: d. May 3. 1878. 

D. Marguerite Yost. b. March 24. 1S81 : d. April 20. 1882. 

E. Edwin Eliot Yost (a dau.>. b. Sept. 1. 18S3 : m. April 
20, 1907, to Edwin Rice Simpson (b. at Troy, X. Y. i : 
res., Sedalia. Mo. 

F. Raymond DuPuy Yost. b. Sept. 15. 1885; d. March 27. 

G. Elizabeth Morey Yost. b. April 17, 1887. 
H. Fanny Luella Yost. b. Jan. 27. 1892. 
I. Priscilla Adda Yost, b. March 17. 1897. 

V William Armagast Shuman. son of Col. John, Sec. 14. born 
at Millerstown. Perry Co.. Pa.. Feb. 2. 1827: d. September, 1860. He 
ni July 12. '54. in Lancaster, O.. Eliza Jane Weisz (b. May 27, 1836'. 
(See sketch of Eliza Jane, Sec. 16-E.i William A. Shuman was shot 
at Holly Springs, Miss., while there purchasing horses to bring north. 
He was accidentally struck and mortally wounded by a bullet rired 
at ancjther man. Their only child was a son. namely: 

(1) George William Shuman. b. Oct. 10. 1859. contractor and 
builder: m. Xellie Warren, of Fort Scott. Kan. (b. Doc. 
14, 1870, at Salisbury, Mo,). Her father was Titus War- 
ren (d. 1872 i, and her mother. Eliza Crockett fd. l>;75i. 


George \\'illiam Shuman <\. June 21. 11113. They had four 

A. William Titus, b. July 21. 1S95; d. July S. 1S96 

B. George Warren, b. July 27. 1S97. 
c. Frank Weisz. b. Aug. 12. IS'JD. 

n. Theodore Reuben, b. June 29. 1903. 

5. Sarah Shuman, dau. of JOHN, Sec. 11. born Oct. 19. 1796. at 
Millerstown. Perry Co.. Pa. She was m. Feb. 12. 181S. to Michael 
Sypher (b. Feb. 11, 1793V She d. March 3, 1S4S, at Tontogany. 
Wood Co., O. He d. March 23. 1S63. at Des Moines. Iowa. They 
had eight children : 

i. Reuben Wilt Sypher, b. Jan. 3, 1S19, Sec. 15-.\. 
ii. Eliza Catharine Sypher. b. Sept. 17. 1820, Sec, 15-B. 
iii. Mary Ann Sypher, b. April 2. 1823 ; d. April 16. 1890. at 
Tontogany. m. to James T. Skinner, in Wood Co., O.. 
April 21. 1842. 
iv. George Shuman Sypher. b. March 5. 1825: d. Sept. 16. 

1846. at Eugene, Ind, 
V. Abraham Sypher. b. March 20. 1827. He moved to Ore- 
gon, and d. about 1900. He was m. and had 

(1) Ambrose Weisz Sypher, b. March 4, 1867. Ore- 

(2) George Francis Sypher, b. July 7. 1869. Oregon. 
vi. John Sylvester Sypher, b. Nov. 3, 1830. in Wood Co., O. : 

d, there July 17, 1840. 
vii. Ambrose Weisz Sypher. b. Nov. 21. 1833 ; d. Feb. 21. 1866. 

at Des Moines. Iowa; he m. May 13, '60, Ellen Woods, at 

Des Moines, 
viii. Sarah Melvina Sypher, b. Sept. 29. 1837, Sec. 15-C. 

1. Reuben Wilt Sypher, son of Sarah, Sec. 15, born Jan, 3, 1819. 
He m. Feb. 22, '46, Jane Eliza Armour, who d. Aug. 20, 1861 ; he m. 
second. Matilda Price Keene. wid. of Samuel Keene. Jan. 28. 1563. 
Reuben d. April 29, 1879, at Des Moines. He had seven children by 
his first wife: 

(1) George Shuman Sypher, b. 1846; d. 1851. 

(2) Monroe Sypher. b. 184S ; d. in infancy. 

(3) Warren Sypher. b. 1850; d. in infancy. 

(4) William Lee Sypher, b. Aug. 31. 1852: m. Sept. 25. 1S81, 
Anna Elizabeth Scharf. He d. Jan. 19. 1900. His widow 
resides in Joliet. 111. They had five children: 


A. Wilt Reuben Syplier, b. Oct. 30, 18S2: d. Jan. 1. 

B. Eva May Sypher. b. Feb. 4, 1SS5 ; stenographer for 
T. R. Gerlach. vice-pres. of Gerlach, Burklow Co.. 
Joliet. 111. 

c. Nella Fern Sypher. b. March 3, 1890; m. Oct. 22. 
1912, to Mandus G. Scheldt, of Joliet; residing at 
311 West Marion St., Joliet. III. ' 

D. Frances Elizabeth Sypher. b. Oct. 21. 1S92, em- 
ployed as hairdresser by the Misses Dombrowski. 
Joliet, 111. 

E. Charles Earl Lee Sypher. b. Feb. 13, 1S95. appren- 
tice machinist with the Illinois Steel Co.. Joliet. 
Eva May, Frances Elizabeth and Charles Earl Lee 
live with their mother, 317 Mississippi Ave.. Joliet. 

(5) Mary Eliza Sypher, b. July 23. 18-54; m. Dec. 16, '7.5, to 
Edward L. Barker; res.. Russell, Warren Co.. Pa. Two 

A. Echo Armour Barker, b. Feb. 6, 1877. 

B. Ethel Adeline Barker, b. June 7. 188-5. 

(6) Florence .Armour Sypher, b. June 6, 1856; m. Dec. 25. 
1879, Edward A. Barnes; res., Brooklyn, N. Y., 155 Sev- 
enth Ave. Two children ; 

A. Alice May Barnes, b. Nov. 10, 18S0. 

B. Genevieve Marguerite Barnes, b. Oct. 16. 1S82. 

(7) Alice Cooper Sypher, b. July 1, 1858; d. Oct. 9. 1906; m. 
June 2, 1885. to William Jenkinson. and had 

A. Helen Jenkinson. b. Sept. 28. 1890. 

B. Alice Sypher Jenkinson, b. Jan. 19, 1892. 


ii. Eliza Catharine Sypher, dau. of Sarah, Sec. 15, born Sept. 17. 
1820, in Perry Co., Pa. She was m. Dec. 18, 1844, to Nelson Kuder. 
of Wood Co.. O. She d. June. 1908, at Tontogany, Wood Co.. O. She 
had si.x children ; 

(1) George S. Kuder, b. Sept. 4, 1845; m. Aug. 31. 1871. Cora 
Augusta Jenne. Res.. Tontogany, O. One son : 

A. F. A. Kuder. b. Nov. 15. 1872; m. May 22, 1901. 
Elizabeth Laiblin ; res.. Menominee. Mich., and has 
two children ; 

a. George Frederic Kuder, b. June 23. 1903. 

b. Merle Scovel Kuder, b. Nov. 25, 1904. 


(2) Mary Eliza Kuder, b. Feb. 13, 1S49; m. to William D. 
Streeter. Feb., 1SS2, and has 

.\. Henry Howard Streeter. b April. 1883: d. March. 

n. Harley Streeter. b. May. 1890; d. July. 190S. 

(3) and (i) Twins, b. 1851 ; d. in infancy. 

(5 I Sarah Jane Kuder, b. Jan. 24. 1856; m. in 1875 to Samuel 
P. Gray. Re.s.. 1332 Oak St., East Toledo, O. She has 
two children : 

.\. Albert Clayton Gray, b. June 10, 1876; m. Sept., 
1910, Clara Lenore' Peters; res., 1321 Felt St., 
E. Toledo, O.. and has 

a. Iris Lucile Gray, b. July 15, 1911. 
c. Clara Eliza Gray. b. 1878; lives with her parents. 
(6) Charles Clay Kuder, b. March 26, 1860; res., Tontogany, 
O. ; m. Dec. 14. 1882, Helen Cordelia Kelley. and ha- five 
children : 

.\. Mabel Ellen Kuder, b. Oct., 1883; m. Sept. 15, 

1909. to Ervin M. DeTray. Res., Napoleon. O. 

B. Edna \'iola Kuder, b. Jan., 1885; m. Dec, 1906. to 

E. Arden Fox ; res., Tontogany, O. They have ■ 

a. Arden Dale Fox. b. Nov., 1907. 

b. Edna Chloe Fox, b. June, 1913. 

c. Florence Gertrude Kuder, b. Dec, 1890. 

D. Clarence W'infield Kuder, b. Sept., 1899. 

E. Arthur Kent Kuder, b. July, 1907. 

viii. Sarah Melvina Sypher, dau. of Sarah. Sec. 15, born Sept. 
29. 1837; d. Oct. 4, 1911, at Indianola, Iowa; m. Xov. 25. '61, to Jacob 
Dearth, at Tontogany, O., and had four children: 

(1) George Michael Dearth, b. Sept. 4. 1862, in Polk Co.. 
Iowa; m. Xov. 11, '88, Emma Dell Reed ; res., Des .Moine- 
They have : 

A. Arthur Reed Dearth, b. April 3, 1890. in .Marian 
Co., Iowa; student in law dept. at Yale University 

(2) Sylvester Irvine Dearth, b. April 11, 1866. in Polk Co.. 

(3) Alice May Dearth, b. May 9, 1870, in Polk Co., Iowa 

(4) Arthur Allen Dearth, b. March 29, 1876. in Warren Co.. 
Iowa; d. Aug. 16. 1877. 

6. Catharine Shuman. dau. ..f JOHN, Sec. 11. burn. .May 16, 
1799; d. .March 28. 1867; m. Aug. 24. 1811). to Rev. Ge..rge Wei-^z. 


; George Weisz was born in Xortluimberland C.i., Pa., on tlie 21 -t 

J of June, 1793. His parents were Christopher W'eisz and l-'.liznhcth 

Weisz, born Muck, dau. of George and Barbara Muck. By l>a;)ti-ni 
and confirmation, lie was received into full communion with the Ger- 
man Reformed Churcli. 

When about nineteen years of age he joined a company oi vol- 
unteers under Capt. Xerr Middlesworth, of Union county. Pa., lo 
I serve in the War of 1S12. He was appointed quarterma-ter. but 

before his regiment c<aild join the army under Hull, that general 
had surrendered to the British commander. Shortly after this, he 
began his study for the ministry. 

His tuition was first under the Reverend Lsaac Gerhard, anti sub- 
sequently under the Rev. Dr. Helfenstein, senior, in Philadelphia. .\t 
a meeting of the German Reformed synod in Xew Holland. Lancas- 
ter Co., Pa., lie was commissioned to visit Lancaster, Ohio, whence 
letters had reached the synod, earnestly calling for ministers. 

He reached Lancaster, Ohio, on the 20th of October, 1816, and 
spent about two months in missionary work. 

After his return to the east, he resuined his studies under Dr. 
Helfenstein in Philadelphia, and in 1S17 he was ordained to the gospel 
ministry by the German Reformed synod in York, Pa. Arriving in 
Lancaster. Ohio, on the 11th of October following, he commenced his 
pastoral labors in the four counties, Fairfield, Perry, Pickaway and 
Ross, organizing congregations, preaching on the Sabbath and often 
on week days, instructing the yoimg in catechism and attending 
to other pastoral duties. 

In Aug. 24, 1S19, he m. Catharine Shuman. of Millerstown, Cum- 
berland Co., Pa., im the Juniata ri\er, the Re\-. Isaac C.erhard per- 
forming the ceremony. Sejit. .5th lolltiwing. he attended the meeting 
of the synod in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and on the 25th of October, 
181P, he with his newly wedded wife started for Ohio, to resume his 
labors in his large pastoral field. 

From his memorandum book it appears that they were fifteen 
days on their way Millerstown, Perry Co., Pa., to Lancaster, 
Ohio. This indicates the fatigue of such a trip in that early day. 

The homestead of Rev. George W'eisz and Catharine, his wife, 
where all their children were born and reared, was deeded to Mr. 
Weisz in 1819. At the death of Catharine, in 1865. Dr. Henry Crider 
(Sec. 16-C) purchased the property, and here Dr. Crider's family 
resided until the death, in 1897, of his wife, Sarah Weisz Crider, when 
it was sold into the hands of strangers. 

In his pastoral relation. Father Weisz was "a workman who 
needed not toj be ashamed." His labors were arduous, supplying, as 




he did at first, some thirteen congregations which were scattered <'\er 
four counties, at distances from each other varying from twenty to 
fifty-six miles. In process of time he formed new pastoral charge^. 
Before the founding of the theological seminary at Lancaster. (Jhio, 
he received and instructed in his own house seven young men and 
prepared them for the ministry. 

For about three years previous to his demise. Father W'eisz 
could endure no hard exposure. He preached occasionally and always 
with surprising perspicuity and power. His last sermon was preached 
on the 19th of December, 1858, in the German Reformed church of 
Lancaster, Ohio, on the text: Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and 
the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. 

His death occurred March 10. lSo9. In his last moments he 
spoke calmly but feebly; and gradually falling asleep, the mild ray-- 
of life seemed still to linger on his serene, though pale, features. 

[The foregoing article, with a few corrections and omi^siollN. 
was taken from the Lancaster, O., Gazette, and was signed P. D. S., 
xMarch 21, 1830.] 

Copy from a record in Rev. George Weisz's own writing: 
"My Whole Statistics." 

Preached 5105 

Bapt 2936 

Conf 1461 

Comm 16860 

Buried T32 

Married 528 

Following are copies of twn cjld papers, gaudily embellished, in 
the possession of Reuben ^L Wise (Sec. 16-Ad), and are preciou> 
heirlooms from his grandparents: 

"Geburt und Taufschein." 
Ich bin getauft, das freuich mich; 
Die freude wahret ewiglich. 
"Catherina Schuman wurde geboren den 16ten Mains im Jahr 
Christi, 1799, in Greenwud Taunschip, Cumberland county, im Stat 
Pennsylvania. Die eltern sind der Johannes Schuman und seine Frau 
Catherina eine geborne Wehilten. Sie wurde von dem Schwiirdigen 
Hern Pfarrer Rensel in der evangelisch Luderischen Prediger getauft 
die taufzeigen waren die e'.tern selbst im Jahr 1816 wurde die selbe 
von dem Schwurdigen Pfarrer Heim in der evangelisch Luderischen 
Religion zum heiligen Elbendmahl underrithet und confermert." 


W'er lesu recht liebet. 
W'ird niemalj Ijetriebet. 
Jesu im Hertzeii. 
Benimmt die Schmertzen. 


"Diesen beyden Ehsntten, als Christopher ^^'eis und seiner 
ehlicheii Ilausfrau Elizabeth geborne Aluckin ist ein Srilmlein /ur 
Welt geboren. als George Wei?. i?t zur Welt geboren im Jahr un-ers 
Ilerrn Jesu, 179:3, den 21tcn Tag Juny, um uhr im zeicheii 


Gott gebe Gnade. Kraft and Starke, dasz dieser George Weis in 
der Furcht zum Lob und Preisz des Herrn nv.'ige aufwachsen und 
zunehmen in groser Begierde der vernunftigen lantern Milch : rlas 
ursprinigliche Heil der Seelen zu suchen nach abgeligten Glanben- 
bekentnisz und Erkentnisz der Siinden durch wahre Reu und Bu~e, 
vor der Christlichen Gemeinde zur geistlichen Wiedergeburt der 
Heiligen Tauf befordert. und von Hr. Mattheus Gimtzel Prediger und 
Diener des Worts, nach Christi befehl Matthai 2S. v. 19. getauft und 
in den Gnaden-Bund Gottes ein verliebet worden. Dieser George 
Weis ist als ein Glied in die Gemeinschatt der Heiligen. durch das 
Bad der \\'iedergeburt und Erneurung des Heiligen Geistes, wie St. 
Paulus lehret, Titum 3, v. .5, 6, 7. Zu mit 

den ten 17 auf-und angenommen, und durch 
den wahren Glauben an unsern Erloser Jesu Christo. des so theuer 
erworbenen, \'erdienstes, der himmlischen Freuden. und der ewigen 
Seligkeit Erben eingesetzit. Mithin vergisz nicht wie der Apostel 
Paulus, Colosser, L v. 12, 14. die Pflicht beschreibt. Saget Dank dem 
\'ater der uns tiichtig gemacht hat zum Erbtheil der Eleiligen im 
Licht. u. s. w. 

Tauf zeigen waren George Muck und seine eheliche haus frau 

Dieser George Weis ist geboren und getauft in .\merica. im 
Staat Pennsylvania in Northumberland Caunty in Biberdam Taun- 

I Wann wir kaum geboren werden : ist vom ersten Lebenstrit. bis 

ins kiihle Grab der Erden, Xur ein kurz gemessener Schritt. Ach mit 
jedem Augenblick! gehet unsre Kraft Zuriick. Und wir sind mit 
jedem Jahre, allzu reiff zur Todtenbahre, 

Und wer weisz in welcher Stunde, uns die letzte Stimme weckt : 
Dan Gott hat"s mit seinem Munde Keinem ^Menschen noch entdccht. 
W'er sein Haus nun wdnl bestellt. geht mit Freuden aus dor Welt. 
Da die Sicherheit hiiigegen; Ewigs Sterben kan erregen. 


P'ollowing; are their ten cliililren : 

i. Reuben Wilt. h. June 2-J. 1S20. Sec. 16-A. 
ii. Israel Shuman. b. Xov. 27. 1S21, Sec. 16-B. 
iii. Elizabeth Catharine, b. Sept. IS. lS2o ; d. Dec. 25. 1823. 
iv. Sarah Ann, b. June 30, 1826, Sec. 16-C. 
V. Darius George, b. Jan. 26, 1S28, Sec. 16-D. 
vi. Amaziah H.. b. Oct. 18. 18:30; d. Dec. 29, 1871. of smail- 

po.x; unm. Res., Lancaster. O. 
vii. John C, b. March 13, 1833; a. Aug. 26. 1833. 
viii. Infant son, b. July 10, 1834. 
ix. Eliza Jane. b. May 27. 1836. Sec. 16-E, and 14-E. 
X. Jeremiah Michael, b. Xov. 23, 1837, Sec. 16-F. 


i. Reuben \\'ilt W'eisz. son of Catharine. Sec. 16. born Tune 22, 
1820; d. Xov. 11,1!)(U; m. Oct. 15, 1844. Mary Amanda Abbott (b. 
March 21, 1825; d. Jan. 9, 1856). She was a first cousin of John tlay, 
member of President Lincoln's cabinet. Me m. second, April 2. 1857, 
Mary Hannah Thompson (b. Jan. 6. 1825; d. June 1. 1874). He m. 
third, Nov. 11, 1875, Xancy Maria Waters (b. Jan. 16. 1840; d. Oct. 
19, 1899, at Orwell, O.). Res.. Richwood, O. 

Reuben Wilt Weisz was the best known man in his community. 
He was a business man, and was interested in the welfare of his 
town for almost half a century; courteous and honorable in his deal- 
ings, he was jovial and sympathetic in nature. 

In his early manhood he was a store clerk at Lancaster, at 
Chillicothe. Cincinnati and other places. He moved from Hocking 
county to Richwood, Union county, O., in 1854. He built a dwelling- 
house ; engaged in mercantile business, and was for a number of years 
proprietor of a hotel, from which he retired in 1875. 

At the age of fifteen he was converted under the preaching of 
his father at Lancaster. Shortly after arriving in Richwood, he united 
with the Methodist church, and was a consistent life-long member. 

There were five children by Mary .\manda Abbott, four by Mary 
Hannah Thompson, and one by Xancy Maria ^\'ate^s : 

(1) Rufina Philena. "Lena." h April 5, 1846, Sec. 16-Aa. 

(2) Clara Artemecia Weisz. b. March 22, 1848; d. Dec. 7, 

(3) Amaretta Alwilda. "Retta," b. March 11, 1850. Sec. 16-Ab. 

(4) Ransford R.:.gers. b. Feb. 27. 1852. Sec. 16-Ac. 

(5) Oren George, b. June 8, 1854; d. Dec. 18. 1855. 

(6) Reuben Michael, b. Dec. 27, 1858, Sec. 16-Ad. 

(7) Frank Merris. b. March 4, 1861, Sec. 16-Ae. . 


(81 Mary Elizabeth, b. Oct. 3. 1S62. Sec. 16-Af. 
(9) Infant .<on. b. March 17, ISGG. age, two days. 
(10) Henry Wiltshire, b. Dec. 2:], 1S7T ; m. Winifred Ferguson 
(b. iS86) ; res.. Magnetic Springs, Union Co., O. 


(1) Rufina Philena. "Lena." W'eisz, dau. of Reuben W'., Sec. 
16-A, born April 5, 1S46 : d. Feb. 20, 1890. She was m., in '67. to 
Frank Truesdell, and had 

A. Wilt L. Truesdell, b. 1S6S: m. Carrie Smith; no chil- 
dren. Res., Columbus. O. Secretary and manager 
Columbus Dental Mfg. Co. 

B. Carl E. Truesdell, b. 1S75 : m. Ldanche Mix. Res.. 
Columbus. O. One child: 

a. Wilt Ransford Truesdell, b. July 11, 1911. 


(3) Amaretta Alwilda. "Retta," W'eisz, dau. of Reuben, Sec. 
16-A, born March 11. 1850: m. Dec. 9. '69, at Richwood, O., to Allen 
Aholiab Gould, of Jamestown. X. Y. She d. Feb. 3, 1888, and Mr. 
Gould m. second, Mary Elizabeth W'eisz, her half-sister. Mary Eliz- 
abeth's record follows in Sec. 16-Af. Retta had two children: 

A. Ransford Ray Gould, b. Oct. 27. 1882: attended the 
agricultural course at Cornell University, but did not 

B. Neata Wise Gould, b. Jan. 26, 1888 ; grad. from the 
Jamestown High School, N. Y. 


(4) Ransford Rogers W'eisz, son of Reuben, Sec. 16-A, born 
Feb. 27, 1852. When he was a telegraph operator, he changed the 
spelling of his name to Wise, 

His early education wa'^ in the schools of Richwood, O. He \va- 
a W^estern Union telegrapher in his early manhood : then in whole- 
sale shipping business in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Buffalo; in 
1884-5, a building contractor in the Dakotas ; for several years owned 
and operated a hotel at Minnewaukon, N. D, He owned and oper- 
ated a hotel at Brainerd, Minn., together with six other hotels and 
eating houses along the Northern Pacific R. R., including Fargo, N. D. 
He built and owns the Waldorf at Fargo; owns and operates Hotel 
Ransford at Brainerd, Minn., and numerous other enterprises. He is 
a stirring business man, of sterling integrity and character. He m. 
June 15, 1875, Anna E. Crook, at Delaware, Ohio. Their home is in 
Hotel Ransford. Brainerd, Minn. No children. 


Mr. ^\■ise was mayor nf r.rainord. He is president oi the Com- 
mercial Club; is a Alasun. 32d degree, a Shriner and Sir Knight. 


(6) Reuben Michael Weisz, son of Reuben Wilt. Sec. 16-.\, born 
Dec. 27, 1858, at Richwood, O. ; he attended the schools of his native 
town until 1875; then at Jamestown. N. Y., he finished the academic 
course in the Union High School, then entered the Jamestown Col- 
legiate Institute — took the mathematical and scientific course, to- 
gether with the commercial course, and grad. from that institution. 

He taught in the Chautauqua count}- schools. He had a retail 
store in Bradford. Pa., 1879-81; was in business with a brother in Buf- 
falo, N. Y., '81-"S4:; in the same city, he was with Oatman Bros. & Co.. 
'84-'85 ; managed a landed estate near Jamestown, and settled the 
estate as administrator, '85-'86 ; was interested in the "Philadelphia.'* 
a natural gas company at Pittsburgh; was employed as cashier 
at the office of a suburban plant at Braddock. and had charge of gas 
fitting, '86-'S7 ; was interested in the organizaticm and management of 
Allegheny Bessemer Steel Co.. Duquesne, Pa., and owned an interest. 
'87-'90. Secretary-treasurer-manager of the dress-goods mill at James- 
town, N. Y., '89-95. Wholesale shipping business on his own account 
in Buffalo, '95-'98. 

He was hurt in a bicycle accident in '98. and during five years 
traveled in the west with his family. Built a sawmill near Jamestown 
in '88, and operated it until 1893. Built several houses on his own 
account at Jamestown, ■89-'92. Assisted in organizing the F. and M. 
Bank at Jamestown in '91, and was a director. 

He has been a notary public for some fourteen years; was road 
commissioner, or "path-master," two years in districts in which he 
owned property. Conducted excursion parties at different times to 
Niagara Falls and over Chautauqua Lake. Served awhile as rural 
letter carrier at Richwood, O. 

December, 1903, appointed bookkeeper in the classified service at 
the Navy Yard. New York, and is now in the main division of the 
Auditing Bureau. 

During his ten years at New York he lived at Flushing, in 
Bowne Park five years, and has lived five years at 316 West 112th 
street, his present residence. 

Mr. Wise is a Royal Arch Mason since 1887, and a Knight Tem- 
plar since 1888. He is a life member in Mount Moriah Lodge. N". 
145, of Jamestown, N. Y. 

Reuben M., like his brother. Ransford. changed the spelling of his 
name from Weisz to Wise, and the latter is als(j his son's name. He 


m , June 24. ISSO. Lizzie Emma Woodward (b. Feb. 5, 1861^, dau. ot 
Wellington J. Woodward and Mary Cass. Jamestown, N. Y. One 
child: ^ " 

.\. George Earl Wise. b. Dec. 6. ISSl ; attended school at 
Jamestown. X. Y., and Buffalo. N. Y. : attended Shat- 
tuck Military School at Faribault. Minn., one year. 
He was operator one year at Jacks Run tower, near 
Pittsburgh, for P. R. R. ; one year m U. S. Steel Co. 
treasurer's ottice, at Pittsburgh ; one year in Amer. 
Sheet and Tin Plate Co.'s office, Newcastle, Pa.; a year 
in Citizens' Bank, Newcastle; two years in Dollar Sav- 
ings and Trust Co., Youngstown, O. ; six months in 
Republic Rubber Co.. Youngstown ; three years in City 
Savings Bank, and he is now member of the hrni of 
O. E. Hawk & Co., contractors, planing-mill and lum- 
ber. Residence for the last five years at 71 Bissell .\\e.. 
Youngstown, O. He m. June 14, 1905. .\L-ibel Rose 
Zerner, dau. of Frank P. Zerner, and they have : 

a. Mary Audrey Wise. b. April 30, 1906. 

b. Helen Cecil Wise, b. Aug. 6, 1911. 


(7) Frank Merris Weisz, son of Reuben, Sec. 16-A, born Marcii 
4, 1861, at Richwood, Ohio; attended the Richwood High School two 
years. He is carrier (1913t for Route No. 2, Leeds. N. D., where he 
resides. He m. Aug. 4. 18S1. Nellie Ruth Flanders, who d. Jan. 2. 
1883. He m. second, Dec. 4, 1885. Nellie M. Butler McCarthy, and 
had four children ; 

.A. Maud E. Weisz, b. June 10, 1887 ; m. Feb. 29, 1908. to 
Arthur C. Bromley, and was divorced in 1909. She 
was m., second, July 11, 1912. to Audie F. Frazier. of 
Mesa, Ariz. 

B. Edwin R. Weisz, b. Sept. 5, 1890; d. Feb. 14. 1891. 

c. Alta L Weisz, b. Sept. 30, 1892; m. Dec. 16. 1911. to 
John Kenneth Fronk. of Portland. Ore. 

D. Anna L. Weisz, b. Alarch 22, 1894. 


(8) Mary Elizabeth Weisz. dau. of Reuben. Sec. 16-.A, born 
Oct. 3, 1862; m. to Allen Aholiab Gould, who had been the husband 
of her half-sister, Retta, Sec. 16-Ab. They have no children, but they 
reared Retta's children. Res., Jamestown, N. Y. Mary Elizabeth is 
stepmother to Retta's children : *he is also their aunt. 



ii. Israel Shuman Weisz. son of Catliarine, Sec. 16, born X.jv. 
27, 1821; d. Jan. 15. 1SI):J ; m. Jan. 4. •43, Elizabeth Sell Foltz (b. April 
12, 1821; d. June 26. 186'J1. He m. second, June 7, '70. Emma Louisa 
Troxell (b. July 4, 183.5: d. March 8. 1896). He was one of the oldest 
active ministers of the Reformed Church. He was a man of more than 
ordinary ability, and posse^^ed a very large circle of friends and 
acquaintances. He was born in Lancaster. Ohio. His father. Rev. 
George Weisz, was the pastor in charge for forty years of the Lan- 
caster and Lithopolis churches in Fairfield Co., Ohio. 

- \ 


Here Israel received his early educational training; and at Mer- 
cersburg, Pa., he completed his preparation for the gospel ministry. 
He frequently recounted pleasant college day experiences when asso- 
ciated in student life with Revs. Moses Kietter. D. D., George W. 
Welker, D. D., and Aaron Warner, D, D. 

In 1843 he entered the ministry as pastor of the Clearspring, 
Maryland, charge, and remained there three years, teaching a select 
school in connection with his ministerial charge. In 1847, Dr. \\'ei-z 
accepted a call to Xewville. Pa.. '47 and '49. Thence he returned to 
his native place in Ohio, where for ten years he served the field once 
occupied by his honored father for so long a period. 


Coming back to Pennsyhania in ISo'J. he labored in the Xittany 
Valle}' charge for two years. Having made Jacksonville his residence 
upon entering this field, he became principal of the Jacksonville Union 
Seminary, a flourishing school, enjoying widespread reputation. 

In 1S61 the Reverend Doctor removed to Miftlinburg, Uninn 
county, where he worked until the close of the War. In November, 
'65, he located in ^\'illiamsport. Pa., and in "68 he entered the Mou'it 
I Bethel charge. Northampton Co., Pa., where in the following year he 

drank the bitter cup cf affliction in the bereavement of his precious 
helpmeet who had shared the burdens and trials of his ministry for 
over fifty years. One year later he wedded Emma Louisa Troxel. of 
Stonechurch. Northampton county. 

Rev, Dr, W'eisz was in his day c:ine of the strongest men in the 
church, a man of marked energy and untiring zeal. In ecclesiastical 
wartimes he stood in the front with many who fought for the estab- 
lished and simple faith of the fathers. In his preaching he was fluent, 
clear, bold, direct anil frirceful. mastering both German and English 
with equal ease. 

His writings disclose deep thought and careful preparatiim. The- 
ologically he was a low churchman and contended against high churcli 
innovations. He hjved the Reformed church and its pn-^Jtinn in the 
field of denominatic^nalism. He was ccnversant with her history, cul- 
ture, and distinguishing characteristics and beliefs. He was closely 
associated with the founder of Ursinus College, and received from 
this institutiim the degree of Doctor of Divinity. He was a member 
of the visiting committee of the theological department fur many 
years. His voice was familiar in the synods and councils of the 
church He had been the clerk of Zion's Classis for nearly a decade. 
In conversation he was a ready and interesting companion, aitable 
and pleasant. .At home he wa^^ kind and sympathetic — devoted most 
fondly to the welfare of the loved i^nes about his hre-ide. His last 
illness covered a period "{ se\eral months. 

Rev. Israel S. \\'eisz had twehe children b_\- his first wife and two 
by his second, as follows: 

(1) John Calvin \\"eisz. b. Oct. 27. LS43 : d. Dec. L], L^S4. 

(2) Charles William \\'eisz, b. Nov. 14, 1844 : d. June 18. 1864. 

(3) Emma Catharine W'eisz. b. March 24. 1847: d. March 28. 

(4) George Foltz Weisz, b. July 14. 184!). Sec. 16-P,a. 

(5) Zacharias Ursinus Weisz. b. Dec. 14. ISoO. Sec. 16-I'.b. 

(6) Jane Ellen .Miner Wei>z. b. April 30. 18.V2. Sec. 16-Rc. 

(7) William Nevin Weisz. b. Sept. 12. 18.)4: d. Feb. 24. iMJn. 

(8) Cvrus KielYer Weisz. b. Nov. ]S. 1856: d. March 24. b*6!i. 


(9) Elizabeth Alice Main W'eisz, b. Nov. IS. 1S5S. Sec. 16-Bd 

(10) Hannah Mary Weisz. b. Aug. 3. 1S60 ; d. Jan. 12. 1S92. 

(11) Israel Shuman Weisz, b. Oct. 14. 1S61 ; d. May 25. 1910. 
Insurance; State Mgr. of Rock Island Plow Co. for 
eighteen years ; with Tippecanoe Securities Co. the last 
two years. He m. Hattie Reed, and they resided in In- 
diana[)olis. Ind. They had two children, both dead. 

(12) Arthur Edmund W'eisz. b. June 13. 1S69 ; d. July 24. 1S69. 

(13) Ida May Weisz. b. July 9, 1S72. m. Xov. 25. 1902. to Albert 
McFarland Owen (b. May 17. 1ST5). and has no children. 
Mr. Owen is with his bri~>ther in the firm of W. S. Owen & 
Bro.. Local Securities, Real Estate and Insurance Brokers. 
York. Pa. 

(14) Grace W'eisz. b. Nov. 29, 1874, unmarried; stenographer, 
York, Pa. 

The last two of these fourteen children are personally known to 
the compiler, and are beautiful specimens of our family. It was 
Cirace, the youngest, that furnished the data for her father's genealogy. 
as also the biographical sketch of him. 


George Foltz W'eisz. son of Rev. Israel S., Sec. 16-B, born at 
Newville. Pa., July 14. 1849; d. Feb. 3. 1905: m. Feb. 14. 71. Sarah 
(Sadie) Amelia Deckard (b. Oct. 6, 1S49), of MifTlinburg, Pa. In 
1880 he moved to Fort Dodge, Iowa, and engaged in the sale of farm 
implements. Two years later he moved to Sioux City, where he car- 
ried on the same business until 1890, when he became general agent 
for the Mutual Life Insurance Company, which office he held untii 
his death. His widow Sadie Amelia continues to reside in Sioux City. 
They had nine children: 

A. Charles Deckard. b. Dec. 4. 1871. 

B. James Shuman, b. April 2. 1874. He m. Aug. 3. 1900. 
Clara May Shirey. of Mittlinburg, Pa. 

c. Horace Raymond, b. June 13. 1876. 

D. Mary Estelle. Sept. 23. 1878. 

E. Harry Granger, July 26, 1881 : m. July 20, 1908. Frances 

F. Alice Augusta, b. Dec. 7. 1883 : d. Feb. 22, 1886. 

G. Sadie Irene, b. Sept. 7. 1886. 

H. George Thurman. Sept. 7. 1886: m. Jan. 18. 1910. .Anna 

Marie McBride . ' . 

I. Josephine \'ivian. Oct. 24. 1890. 



(5) Zacharias Ursinus W'eisz. son of Rev. Israel S., Sec. 16. 
born Dec. 14. 1850; m. Josephine Louisa Backer (b. June 27. lS.'i41. 
He is bookkeeper for Smethport Extract Company, Inc. He was lioins: 
business for this firm in Damascus. \'a., at their factory until July. 
1910, when he moved to Boston, Mass.. and is in the company's ofhcn 
in that city, 53 State street. Res., 27 Ossipee Road, West Somerville. 
They have one child : 

A. Fred Weisz, b. April 12. 1877, at Rochester, N. Y. : 
m. Nov. 30, 1903. Alice Cary Crawford (b. May 14, 1873. 
at Northeast, Erie Co., Pa,). 

(6) Jane Ellen Miner Weisz. dau. of Rev. Israel S.. Sec. 16-B, 
born April 30, 1852; m. to Christian Weaver, a miller, and had three 
children : 

A. Birdie J. Weaver, b. Oct. 21, 1S72 ; d. Feb. 21. 1896. 

B. Emma Louisa \\'eaver. b. Feb. 21, 1875 ; m. to Samuel 
Lerch, Oct. 28, 1905, and has a son: 

a. Melvin Christian Lerch, b, Aug. 1, 1907. 
c. Israel Shuman Weaver, b. April 30. 1876; m. Ida Bill- 
heimer, Feb. 15. 18!t:?. He is a slater. They Iiave two 
children : 

a. Clarence Weaver, b. July 24, 1894. 

b. Verna Weaver, b. Oct. 28, 1907. 

(9^ Elizabeth Alice Main Weisz, dau. of Rev. Israel S.. Sec. 
16-B, born Nov. IS, 1858 ; m. to Augustus Yelles, a carriage blacksmith 
and painter. They reside at Bangor, Northampton Co., Pa., and have 
had four children: 

A, Roland A. Yelles, b. July 21, 1878; machinist, and re- 
sides in Bethlehem, Pa. He m. Dec. 25, 1902, Miss 
Anna Ruth. 

B. Mabel M. Yelles, b. March 20, 1887; d. Sept. 15. 1887. 
c. Jennie L. Yelles, b. Oct. 21, 1890; milliner, and is learn- 
ing stenography. 

D. Charles H. Yelles. b. April 2, 1892; printer; was pre- 
paring a civil service course — for bookkeeper or postal 
clerk. He d. Sept. 4. 1913. . 


iv. Sarah Ann U'eisz, dau. of Catharine, Sec. 16, born June 30, 
1826; d. Oct, 7, 1897. She was m. to Dr. Henry Lorish Crider (b. 
1824; d. 1895). Sarah Ann died in the same house in which she wa- 


born — the old W'eisz homestead. After her death, it was sold int.' 
the hands of strangers. They had three children : 

(1)' John H. Crider, b. 1851). attorney-at-la\v. Fort Scott. Kan.; 
m. in '90, Ida Louise Abbott (b. lS6o>. and has 

A. Frances Crider. b. L^^OL 

B. John ^L Crider. b. 1897. 
c. Marion Crider, b. 1899. 

(2) Jacob Weisz Crider. b. 1861. operator. Charleston. \\\ \'a. ; 

m. in '87. Emma Ranch (b. in 1S63K and has a dan.: 
A. Nellie Crider, b. 1888. 
(2) Lida A. Crider, b. 1870; d. 1903; m. to Harry Ellsworth 

Varney. who d. 190S. She re^ides in Fort Scott, Kan.. 

and has 

A. Lawrence E. \'arney. b. 1897. 

B. Richard Crider \'arney. b. 1900. 


V. Darius George Weisz. scm of Catharine. Sec. 16. born Jan. 
26, 1828; d. Jan. 1. 1862: he was horn in Lancaster, O.. and was a 
soldier of the Civil War. in the First Regt, nf Sharpshooters (Bur- 
gess). He was shot in the battle of Fort Donaldson. He ni. in 
Lancaster. O., May 25, 1852, Miss Sarah Catharine Hooker, dan. ni 
Samuel Hooker and Sarah Shull. She was b. on the Hooker home- 
stead, four miles northwest of Lancaster. C). Her death t. « ,k place in 
her home in Cr>lumhus. (J.. June 8. 1908. She was buried in Rose Hill 
cemetery, Lancaster, O. They had an only dau. : 

(1) Cecilia Augusta Weisz, b. 1855 ; m. Jan, 20. '80. to Patrick 
Joseph Sullivan ( b. March 4. 1854; d. Feb. 26. 1.^96'. They 
resided in Columbus. O. The widow now re-^ides at 
Raton. New Mexico, and had three children to Mr. Sul- 
livan : 

A. Sarah Elizabeth Sullivan, b. C)ct. 28. ISSO ; m. to 
Frank Montford Williams, general freight and 
passenger agent. St. Louis and Rocky Mountain 
R. R., Raton, X. ^L 

B. Frank Sullivan, b. May 7, 1882, telegraph operator, 
Cimarron, X. 'SI. 

C. Bertha .\ugusta Sullivan, b. Mixy 11. 1884. ^ten.-.g- 
rapher for St. L. and R. ^L R. R.. Raton, X. M. 


ix. Eliza Jane Weisz. dau. of Catharine. Sec. 16; brirn -Ma\' 27. 
1836. in Lancaster. (J.: m. July 12. "54, to William .\rmagast Shuman, 
her first cousin i Sec. 14-E). who d. in Sept.. 1860. leaving an only -ti. 


She was m. secmul. to Matthew Heed, in '60. who d. in K<72. She wa- 
rn, third, to George W. Darety. of Fort Scott. Kan., where he dieil. 
leaving Eliza Jane a widow for the third time. She d. W'V. 11. 1911. 
having had her home with her >on in Fort Scott, lier only child: 
, (1) George William Shuman (See Sec. 14-E). 


X. Jeremiah Michael W'eisz. son of Catharine. Sec. 16. born 
Nov. 23. 1S37; d. Aug. 27. 1893; m. in Tiffin. O.. Josephine Seney 
(1S31-186S), daughter of Judge Seney. of Tiffin. O. Jeremiah died of 
consumption. They had a daughter: 

(1) Fanny Seney \\'eisz. d. in Finley. (J., in '93. of consump- 
tion, m. to Tohn Shaler. 


7. George Shuman. son of JOHN, Sec. 11. born March IS. 1801 : 
d. Oct. 28. 1849: m. March 28. 1828. Elizabeth Pfoutz. of Pfoutz's 
\'alley (b. March 11. 1806: d. Sept. 10. 1858 1. He was by trade a 
millwright, like his father. He was known in his day as 'Squire 
George. In 1827 he purchased the niill property of one hundred an<i 
ninety acres. fr<;>m his brother John, for five thousand dollars; and at 
his death, he left this property to his heirs. He was elected justice of 
the peace. His daughter Priscilla Davis says she remembers seeing 
many couples married by her father in the old stone house at the mill. 
where she was born. She says: "I thought my father uas a second 
George Washington when he was captain ijf the militia, and had 
stripes on his trousers, and a red plume in his hat. .\nd what be- 
came of his sword I do not know. There are men and women in each 
generation who live and die unrec<3rded. but who are dear to the 
memory of those closely connected to them. Grandfather John .Sliu- 
man built the old stone house in which I was born." Following are 
the children of 'Squire George: 

i. George A., b. Sept. 25. 1827. Sec. 17-A. 
ii. Sarah Catharme. b. Sept. 28. 1830; d. Jan. 20. 1832. 
iii. Ro.xana. b. March 19. 1833; d. Sept. 20, 1842. 
iv. John Pfoutz. b. March 25. 1835; d. Aug. 5. 1842. 
V. Pri.scilla K.. b. Dec. 25. 1838. Sec. 17-B. 
vi. Theodore Beaver, b. Sept. 25, 1841. Sec. 17-C. 
vii. Mary Elizabeth, b. Dec. 2. 1845. Sec. 17-D. 
viii. William Goodman, b. March 2. 1847; d. May 2. 1904; 
m. Maggie A. Xesbitt (b. March 14. 1850; d. Feb. 3. 1901 .. 
no children; lived first in Millerstown, his native tiiun. 
and later in Harrisburg. in the employ of the Penna. R. R. 
Co. Both are buried at .Miller-town, in River\iew ceme- 



i. Major George A. Shuman. son of George. Sec. IT. was born 
in Landisburg. Perry Co.. F'a.. Sept. 2-5. 1827, and died there Sept. S. 

When but fifteen years of age he was apprenticed to Henry 
Cooper, of Landisburg. to learn the trade of tailor, after which he 
located in Tremont. Schuylkill Co.. Pa., where he remained in business 
until the year lS-17. when he removed to Millerstown, Perry county, 
remaining there until 1S50. He then moved to Andersonburg, in the 
same county, working at his trade of tailoring until the outbreak of 
the War of the Rebellion. 


He m. Dec. 13. IS'yS. Miss Fanny L Bower, dau. of Solomon 
Bower, of Blain. same county. She passed to her rest Oct. -31. 1S.»;.5. in 
Landisburg, Perry county. 

George A. Shuman enlisted as a private in Co. C, 9th Penna. Cav.. 
Sept. 2, 1861, and was mustered into service Oct. 11, '61 ; promoted to 
sergeant Oct. 12, '61; to 1st sergeant March 13, '62; 2d lieutenant 
Aug. 8, '62; 1st lieut. of Co. H, Feb. 13, '63; captain, Nov. 16, '63; 
major, June 16, '6.5; was mustered out July IS. 1S65. at Le.xington. 
N. C, but was not finally discharged until July 28. '6-5, at Harris- 
burg, Pa. 


Major Shuman recounted thirty-six engagements he was in dur- 
ing the war. He came home on veteran furlough, after the engage- 
ment at Fair Garden, Jan. 27, '64-, and got back to Kentucky in June. 
and "followed up" John Morgan. Shortly after the battle of Ready- 
ville, Tenn., he started with Sherman (Kilpatrick's Brigaded 


At the surrender of Johnson at Benton's House, Maj. Shuman 
furnished the horses for the escort. 

At Lafayette, he had a horse killed under him. 

At Thompson's Station, he had eleven holes put through his 

At Fair Garden, a horse was shot under him. 

At Cripple Creek, or Readyville. he had a saber scabbard battered 
up by a ball, and never had the skin cut. 

At Thompson's Staticin, a bullet passed through his whiskers. 

He was elected to the state legislature on the Republicaj: ticket 
for two successive terms, from 1S6.5 to 1S67. In 1868 he opened up a 
grocery store in Landisburg, and in the fall purchased the hotel (now 
Hotel Dempsey) and became its landlord, remaining in that business 
until 18S6. From that time until his death he had been engaged in 
selling fertilizers and assisting his daughter in the management of her 
farm near Loysville. 

He was a member of the Lutheran church; member of .\(lam's 
f Lodge. No. 319, F. and A. M., of New Bloomtield ; member of Sergt. 

f> John Jones Post. Xo. 448, G. A. R., of New Bloomfield. His remain^^ 

I' were interred in the cemetery at Landisburg on Monday, Rev. W. 

ID. E. Scott of the Lutheran church officiating. The beautiful and 
impressive burial service of the Masons and that of the G. A. R. 
was read. 
1 Major Shuman was a most congenial and companionable gentle- 

man. He was full of kind impulses, and the same traits of firmness 
that marked him the capable commander revealed themselves in his 
intercourse with men in his later life. 

In politics he was Republican, and an able party worker until the 
last. He held firmly to the doctrines of his party and was a ready and 
forcible debater on all issues of the day, reading widely and intelli- 

His favorite war-steed. "Annie," carried him through many hard 
f, marches and hotly contested battles, and when the Major was mus- 

f tered out of service, he brought her home with him, and took the best 

I of care of the old war-horse. Though blind, she was quite active an'" 

I in excellent condition. She died when .37 vears old. 


Major Shuman died at his son's home in Landisburg. It was mi 
Water street, and is still the home of Robert H. Shuman: and herc 
the Major made his home with his son during- the last few years of his 
life. In this house the Major wa^ Ixirn. and here he died. 

With his command Majrir Shuman participated in more battles in 
the Ci%'il War than any other body of men. and the Ninth Caxalry 
were ever conspicuous for their bravery, among the foremost being 
Shuman and his boys. In an unequal conflict with Morgan's guerilla- 
he with a portion of his command was captured at New Albany. Indi- 
ana. Alorgan. however, upon learning that Shuman was a member of 
the same fraternity, returned him his re\'(il\er and watch, which had 
both been taken from him. He was with Sherman in his famous march 
from Atlanta to the Sea. riding hi^ war-hor-e "Annie." captured by 
James Cree in South Carolina and secured by Major Shuman srum 

To Major George A. and Fanny Shuman were born two children : 
i. Mary W. b. July 12, lt>.5.5. Sec. 17-Aa. 
ii. Robert H., b. Jan. 20. 1S."j9, Sec. 17-Ab. 

i. Mary \'. Shuman. dau. of .Maj. Geo. A.. Sec. 17-A. born July 
12, 1855; m. June 12. '76. to George W illiam Heim (1846-1SS91, brick- 
layer, son of William Heim, farmer, and Susan Shafler. His grand- 
father was Rev. George William Heim. Lutheran minister, for matiy 
years pastor of Saint Andrew's church (Shuman's church), at what i'^ 
now the postal station of Eshcol. Perry Co.. Pa. The widow. Mary 
V. Heim, resides at I.oysville. Perry C'^.. Pa., and has five children : 

A. Fanny B.. b. July 12. 1S77 : m. in "70. to C. W. LiglUner. 

B. Charles Shuman, b. Jan. 31. 18S0 ; m. Nettie Finch, and 
res. in Harrisburg. 

c. George R.. b. April 13. 1883. ' 

D. John William, b. Oct. 13. 1886. 

E. Edwin L.. b. Nov. 3, 1889. 


ii. Robert Hoch Shuman. son of Maj. Geo. A.. Sec. 17-A, born 
Jan. 20. 1859, in .\ndersonburg. Perry Co.. Pa. : m. .\pril 20. '79. .\nna 
Elizabeth Wertz (b. April 6. lS59.i. He is a structural blacksmith and 
for a long time worked for the Duncannon Iron Co. Later he started 
a shop of his own at Landisburg. He was for some years proprietor 
and manager of Dempsey House in Landisburg. then sold it and went 
to farming in Pisgah \'alley. Perry county. 


About 1;H)5 he entered the employ of Braun iK: Stuart. Philadel- 
phia, and followed the C(intract> of the company — he and his son. 
George A. Thus in Xo\'emljer. 1906. we find them at Apollo, in 
Armstrong Co.. Pa., on girder work over the Kiskimminitas river, for 
the P. R. R. Co. In July. 1907. they were at Blairsville. Indiana 
county, and in March. 190>!. in Washington. D. C. His children are 
as follows : 

A. Infant, b. Feb. 12. ISSl : lived two days. 

B. George Albert, b. June 12. 18S4. Sec. 17-.\b. b. 

c. Robert Harry, b. Aug. 16. 1886. in Pisgah A'alley : grad. 
from Medical Dept.. U. of Pa.. Philadelphia. June, 1911. 
Practicing dentistry at Ouarryville. Lancaster Co., Pa. 
He taught school four years. 

D. John William, b. Sept. 8. 1SS9 ; teacher: b. in Dempsey 
House, Landisburg. Studied at Central State Normal 
School, Lockhaven. and is preparing f<.r Medico-Cbirur- 
gical College. U. of P.. for dentistry. 

E. Frances Christina, b. July 6. 189.5. at Lebo. Perry 
Co., Pa. 

SECTION 17-Ab, d. 

u. George .\lbert Shuman. son of Robert H.. Sec. 17-Ab. and 
grandson of Maj. George .\.. Sec. 17-A. born June 12. 1884: educated 
in the public schools of Landisburg and Duncannon. He quit his 
schooldays when he reached his fourteenth year. He studied at 
nights after that. He was born in Pisgah \'alley, Perry county. He 
is a structural iron worker, and is associated with his father. 

In alluding to his grandfather this young man writes: '"My 
grandfather. Major George A. Shuman. was a grand man : and I wish 
I could be half what he was. I have all of his army accoutrements, 
and prize them very highly. The sword presented to him by his com- 
pany is a beautiful one. I have all of his discharge papers — all of them 
honorable discharges. I wish to thank you on behalf of my father 
and myself for your interest in working up a history of the family." 

George Albert Shuman m. Dec. 22, 1908, Miss Ruth Gertrude 
Lightner, dau. of James F. Lightner, of Tyrone township. Perry Co.. 
Pa., and has 

a. Robert James Shuman. b. June 28, 1910. 


V. Priscilla Keturah Shuman, dau. of George, Sec. 17: born 
Dec. 25, 183S; m. Dec. 27. 1864. to Dr. Mahlon J. Davis (b. Oct. 27, 
1837 ; d. Feb. 2. 1908~i. Res.. Lewis, Cass Co., Iowa. 


At the time of her marriage, Priscie was a handsome little g:irl 
of ordinary weight, and had a charming individuality. She has be- 
come heavy and obese, and, like her aunt Elizabeth Zimmerman (Sec. 
12), has difficulty in moving about. She was a great church-goer. 
and had an adult Bible class for twenty-five years; when the time 
came that she had ti> give up this class, it seemed like taking part nf 
her life. Of all her church work, the loss of her class was her greatest 

Dr. Dax'is was a nati\e of Juniata Co.. Pa. When a boy at home 
he united with the Evangelical Lutheran church. He was a cour- 
teous gentleman, frank, affable, and a broad-minded common-sense 
man ; a lover of his country and his countrymen. 

He attended two years at .\iry \'iew Academy and three years 
at Kishacoquillas Seminary. He studied medicine two years with 
Dr. David M. Crawford in Millerstown. Perry Co., Pa., then took a 
medical course in Xew V.nrk City. grad. March. 1S62. 

He enlisted in the Civil War. and was assigned to hospital duty 
in the city of Washington, \\here he served two years, and was 
appointed surgeon of the second Xew York Artillery. 

During ■64-'63 he was surgeon-in-chief of the second corps on 
General Hazard's stafl:, ser\ ing in that capacity until the grand re\-iew 
at Washington. He returned to Pennsylvania after the war. and 
resumed the practice of his profession at Newport, Perry county. 

In September, 1S66, he moved to Iowa. locating in Lewis, where 
he practiced medicine until ISSL when he retired. 

Dr. Davis was always an ardent Repul)Iican and a strong pro- 
hibitionist. For several years he served as chairman of the county 
central committee of his party. President Grant appointed him post- 
master of Lewis in 1S69, and he held the office until 1886. 

He was elected to the state legislature in 1892, and again in 1895, 
as a representative from Cass county. During both legislatures 
he was chairman of the house committee on pharmacy. He was father 
of the law prohibiting registered pharmacists from selling malt liquors, 
and he secured the passage of several bills regulating the trade of 
pharmacy. He served the Lewis lodge of the Masonic order four 
years as Worshipful Master, and for five years was its representative 
in the State Grand Lodge of Masonry. 

At the time of his death the Doctor was associated with his elde-t 
son, William. B., in the drug business in Lewis. 

His devoted widow says of him in a letter: "Death found iiim 
a faithful good citizen, ready to answer the last bugle call, and to take 
his place with the manv veterans who had gone on before. In hi- 


pure, lioiiest life he left to mir three ^ons a nininunent i>f wealth that 
money could not build." 

It is a worthy tribute to his memory that as a man it was said 
of him: "He will be greatl)' missed not only by his old-time friends 
and new acquaintances, but by the children also." He was so gentle 
and sympathetic. 

Three children ; 

(1) William Brown Davis, b. April 8, 1866, druggist, in Lewis, 
Iowa. Postmaster of Lewis. He m. Aug., 1S90, Minnie 
Harris, of Lewis, and has one child, who in the words of 
her grandmother, "is a second editi(^n of her Grandma 
Davis." which is saying something very complimentary 
for the young lady : for the editor knew the elder Priscilla 
in her girlhood, and he will testify that she had a lovely 
charming face, and an address that was fairly bewitching. 
In this declaration the Doctor, were he living. I am sure 
would sustain me. 

A. Priscilla Shuman Davis, b. June 8. L^92. in Lewis. 
Iowa ; grad. frum the Lewis High School. 1910 : 
attended the musical conservatory in Grinnell, 
Iowa, but did not complete the course, on account 
of her failing eyes. 

(2) Brodie Bedford Davis, b. Jan, 15, 1868, at Lewis, Iowa. 
He attended University of Iowa, Iowa City, from 1884 to 
1887. Entered University of Alichigan in 1888. and grad. 
from the Law Department of that institution. June. 1S90. 
with degree LL. B. He began the practice of law in Chi- 
cago in October, 1890, witli the firm of Walker & Lowden. 
Formed a partJiership with Emery S. \\'alker in 1892 
under the name of Walker & Davis, dissolving the part- 
nership in May, 1900. He m. in Chicago, Feb. 6, 1901, 
Miss Bertha Peacock, dau. of C. D. Peacock, jeweler. 
In August. 1903. he formed association with Frank O. 
Lowden, in practice of law. at Room 813. The Temple, 
which still continues. In October. 1909. he formed a part- 
nership with John M. Rankin, and continues (1912 1 in 
such partnership; and also in association with Frank O. 
Lowden and Frank M. Peters, at Suite 1011 The Ri.okery. 

- No children. Res.. 523-4 East End Ave., Chicago, 

(3) Charles Pugh Davis, third and youngest child of Dr. 
Mahlon James Davis and Priscilla Keturah Shuman, wa- 
b. at Lewis, Iowa, March 17, 1873. Grad. from U. of M.. 
Ann Arbor, as Bachelor of Letters, in 1896. and Bachelor 


of Laws, in lb!l9. He practiced law in Chicago with hi- 
brother. Erode B. Davis. lS!:tf)-1904. He lived in RaniMna. 
Ind. Terr.. 1904-1006. He m. Jan. 17, 1905. Miss Ella 
Rebecca Teacnck. dau. of Charles D. Peacock, and <i<ter 
to Bertha. He was mayor of Ramon.a. 1905-1906. He be- 
came Credit Man for C. D. Peacock Jewelry Co.. Chicag... 
1910. Mr. Davis is a mem. of Loyal Legion. Chicago Ath- 
letic A^sociation. L'niversity Club. F. and A. 'SI. and 
B. P. O. F. Mem. Beta Theta Pi, Theta Xu Fpsilcn. 
Phi Delta Phi ; no children. Res.. 5300 East End. Chicag.. 


Theodore Beaver Shuman, son of George. Sec. 17. b<irn Sept 
25, 1841; d. Feb. 19. 1909: m. Sarah A. Rinehart i b. Dec. 10. 1S41 ; 
d. Jan. 29, 1905). dau. of F"red and Sallie Rinehart. of Pfoutz's \'alley. 
Perry Co.. I'a. They lived in ^^llerstown and on the Shuman farm 
adjacent, and later nmved t(.i Harri^burg, where they both died. Ac- 
count of his death as related by his dau.. Mrs. Mary Parsons, of Har- 

"Our father's death was \ery sudden. He had been complaining 
of indigestion for some time, and had some \'ery painful attack-;. He 
was a switchman in the P. R. R. yards, and a few ininutes after he had 
let an engine down, he was found dead in his switch-box. It is --up- 
posed he went in and closed the door to put some papers on the shelf 
over the door, and when he reached up the pain struck his heart and 
killed him. There was a deep cut in his nose and se\-eral other ugly 
places, but not a drop of blood; so he must have been dead when he 
struck the floijr. He lay close against the door, so that they had to 
crawl in at the window to him. His work was well rlone. and he wa^ 
waiting for his Master to call him." 

Theodore was educated in the public -chools of Millerstown. Hi- 
father dying when ThecDdore was only eight years of age, the mother 
and her four children were thus deprived of the father's strong arm. 
and thrown at a very early period on their own resources. Theodore 
taught the primary school in his town for at least one term, perhaps 
more. He worked in the iron ore mines at Millerstown a year or 
more, and on the homestead farm awhile, and later for the P. R. R. Co. 
in Harrisburg, where he finally quit the battle of life under the cir- 
cumstances related in the foregoing sketch. There were five children 
to Theodore and Sallie : 

(1) Mary Priscilla Shuman. b. July 19. 1S64: m. April 29. 
1SS4, to George B. Parsons, and had four children : 
A. Ida May Parsons, b. April 11. 1SS5. 


B. Minnie Shninan Parsons, l\ Jan. 10. ISST; (i. Sept. 

. 11, ISSS. 
c. Charles H. Parsons, b. Feb. 20. 1SS9: d. July 5. 

D. George Edward Parsons, b. Dec. :5. b^TO. 

(2) Fanny Elizabeth ?human. b. May 9. 1867; m. July 21. 
1SS6. to Charles B. Jones, of Harrisbursj. and had fi\-e 
children : 

.A. Carrie Anna Jones, b. May 22. 1SS7 : m. April 1. 

1007, to Ray Allen Ruch, of Northumberland. Pa.. 

and has 

a. Pauline Alberta Ruch. b. Feb. 27. 1909. 
B. Mabel Estella Jones, b. Jtily 31. 1S89. 
c. Lila May Jones, b. Feb. 6, 1S92 : d. March lo, 1S92. 

D. Charles Theodore Jones, b. Aug. 9, 1S93. 

E. Esther Elizabeth Jones, b. March 19, 1896. 

(3) John Mahlon Shuman. b. Nov. 11. 1869; d. Aug. 20. 1872. 

(4) Flenry Adam Shuman. b. April 10. 1877 ; d. Jan. 2. ls79. 

(5) Theodore Rinehart Shuman. b. July 11. 1880. a young 
enterprising printer, who has his printing rjttice at his 
PefFer street home, in Harrisburg. where he is dning a 
growing job printing business. He m. Feb. 6. 190'). Mar- 
cia App, dau. of John S. and Ida C. App, of Eiverpool, 
Perry Co., Pa., and has fin 1909) two children: 

a. John Theodore, b. Jan. 2, 1906. 

b. Pauline Elizabeth, b. Jan. 3. 1909. 


vii. Mary Elizabeth Shuman. dau. of George, Sec. 17. born 
Dec. 2, 1845: m. July 19, 1869. to Karl August Ferdinand Sieman 
(1844-1900). He was born in Germany, in Ziesar. Province of Sach- 
sen, Prussia. He was a partner with his brother Rudi^lph — wall- 
paper merchants, in F(irt \\'ayne. Ind.. where the widijw continues to 
reside. They had four children : 

(1) Karl Ferdinand Sieman. h. March 28. 1870. in C'jlumbia 
City. Ind. He m. Oct. 11. 1893. Katherine Lewis (h. June 
17, 1871). Her mother, residing in Fr.rt Wayne, is a 
cousin of Gen. Lew \\'ailace. of Crawfordsville. Ind. 
Karl is proprietor and manager of the Sieman Hard Rub- 
ber Co.. of Bridgeport. Conn. Two children: 

A. Manuel Lewis Sieman. b. April 21, 1897. 

B. Katherine Adelaide Sieman, b. Nov. 30, 1904. 


(2) Adelaide Elizabeth Sieman. b. May 30, 1S72 ; d. July 4, 
1S97; m. Feb. 26. 1896. to Ellsworth \'alentine Fo.x 'h. 
1864). They had: 

A. Herbert Sieman Fox. b. June 9. 1897. 

(3) Paul Walter Sieman. b. July 21. 1876. He m. Jan. 31. ■!I7. 
Marguerite \\'orkman (b. 1877), of California. Paul Wal- 
ter was a teacher. While standing on the back platform 
of a car, the train suddenly started and threw him back- 
ward : his head struck a tie, resulting in instant deatii — 
July 15, 1903. His widow has married a jeweler and is 
residing in Ocean Park. Cal. She had a son to Mr. 
Sieman : 

A. Karl Walter Sieman. b. May 30. 1898. 

(4) Eda Priscilla Sieman. b. Nov. 28, 1887. She was a tele- 
phone operator, and is now, since 1911, a clerk in the (Jld 
National Bank, Fort Wayne. Ind. She is taking vucal 
culture, and is a member of several choral societies. She 
gives recitals, and is called "a second Schumann-Heink." 


8. Michael Shuman. son ut JOHN, Sec. 11, born July 3. 1803; 
d. Nov. 17. 1892. He was born in the old mill house below Millers- 
town, Perry Co., Pa., in Greenwood township : the youngest of the 
eight children .:.f JOHN SHUMAN and Catharine Wilt. 

"At the age of sixteen." his dau. Caroline says, "his mother bound 
him out to Jacob Bergstresser to learn the milling trade." 

At the wedding of Polly Shuman and Michael Loy iSec. 33 > 
he made the acquaintance of Eliza Miller, dau. of John and Barbara 
Miller. They were m. Oct. 12, 1825. Eliza (b. 1807) was a niece of 
Polly Shuman's mother. Elizabeth Miller (Sec. 29). Brothers and 
sisters of Eliza Miller were William Miller, Agnes Lutman. Susan 
Grow Sap, Davidson Miller, Mary Smith and Margery Miller. 

For a few years he farmed at home, and then moved to New 
Bloomfield, the county seat, and took charge of a store, which he had 
secured on a bond for which in an evil hour he had become bondsman. 
He sold the store, and then contracted to build a mill. A singular 
misfortune happened to him near the close of this contract. When 
he was taking home the millstones in a sleigh, the vehicle upset in a 
snowdrift: the millstones fell on him and broke a leg. 

When he had sufficiently recovered from this accident he made a 
trip to Ohio, where he visited his sister Sally Sypher, in Wood county, 
and also his sister. Catharine Weisz. at Lancaster. Ohio. He -or.n 


afterward nioved to Ohio, in lS:^o. and ^ettled in Henry county, on the 
Maumee river. 

From the History of New Bloomfield is taken the following ex- 
tract, which covers a very busy and interesting period of Michael's 
life in Pennsylvania : 

"Michael Shuman kept the Perry Hotel in Bloomfield. It was 
afterward kept by Doctor Jonas Ickes (1S32-1S41). Michael Shuman 
owned the greater part of Bloomfield. Additions were made to the 
town plat by Micliael Shuman before 1S33, on the west side oi the 
town, and by George Barnett on the north side of High street." 

Like his father JOHN, and his uncles HENRY, ADAM and 
ANDREW, he was a millwright — a builder and contractor — as well as 
a farmer. Reaching the Maumee X'alley in 1S33. he settled on a farm 
near Fort Meigs. He was a pii.meer Iniilder in that valle_\- fcnr many 


years. According to his sun. John },[.. he built eleven mills along the 
Maumee river. In 1S45 he moved to Xapoleon. the county seat, and 
erected the first courthouse built for Henry county. He lived awhile 
at Florida, in the same county, and there erected a flouring mill. 

Shortly after settling in Ohio, they buried their babe, Maria 
Clarissa, and at different intervals during their residence here they 
lost five other children, who were buried in the cemetery at Florida. 
Henry county. 

About 1859, the family left the Maumee \'alley and settled at 
Covington, Indiana, where Michael purchased a steam lumber mill, 
which he operated for a number of years. 

In ISGO they lost their son. Davidson Latimer, in the prime of his 
manhood, at the age of 25. In 1861 Roxana died, after a brief wedded 


life of little more than one year; and two years later, in '64. the 
mother followed her eight precious ones to the grave, leaving a w. .rlfj 
which to her must have seemed to contain little else but misery ami 
death. There now remained "iily the lather and three children, the 
oldest of whom. John M., was married and settled at Iloigate, < ). 

In 1S73 Michael purchased a tract of land in Union Co.. Iowa, and 
he and the two remaining children mo\-ed beyond the Mississi|"ipi. ami 
made their home on this tract. It is about twelve miles from Afton. 
and the same from Creston. They were pioneers of Union county. 
Here he with his son Lemuel and dau. Caroline continued together 
until the marriage of Lemuel, who from his childhood was known by 
no other name tlian "Lee." 

Michael died in 1892. his age bordering on ninety years. His 
remains rest in Cedar Grove cemetery. Dodge township. Union Co., 

Of Michael's eleven children, the first four were born in Perry 
county. Pa, The other se\-en were born in Henn.- Co., O. Children 
of Michael and Eliza Shuman : 

i. George Duffield Shuman, b. Dec. 6. 1826: d. .\pril 8. 1852. 
He died of brain fe\'er after an illness of five da_\-s. He 
was engaged to be married. 
ii. William Harris Shuman. b. Dec. 2. 1828: d, .\pril 9. 
1848. He had erysipelas, and was ill about three months. 
Age, 19 y. 4 m. 7 d. 
iii. John Miller Shuman. b. Feb. 6. 1831. Sec. IS-A. 
iv. Maria Clarissa, b. Dec. 15. 1832 : d. Dec. 9. 1833. 
V. Davidson Latmier. b. Feb. 1, 1835; d. Feb. 11, 1860. 
Latimer -was sick three days with inflammation of the 
bowels. He was to have been married to Miss Jennie 
Miller, of Covington. Ind. He was a member of the I. O. 
O. F. of Covington, and was proposed for membership in 
the Masonic fraternity shortly before his death. He ^vas 
a locomotive engineer and had been in that employment 
for several years. His age was twenty-five years, ten 
vi. Caroline \'ictorine Shuman. b. July 14. 1837. Sec. 18-B. 
vii. Minerva Ro.xana Shuman, b, Dec. 31, 1839: d. March 5. 
1862. She was m. in December. 1860. to James Merlatt 
She died in childbirth : her babe Clarissa was buried with 
her in the Smith graveyard in \'ermilion Co.. Ind. 
viii. Philander Furst Shuman. b. April 22. 1842: d. May 15. 
1856, at Covington, Ind. 


ix. Octavia \"irginia Shunian. b. Jan. 27. IS^.'i ; d. April .j. 

1846. at Florida. O. 
X. Lemuel Sylvester Shunian. b. April 24. LS47 : d. Oct. 9, 

xi. Lemuel Harri> Shuman. b. Nov. 20, 1850. Sec. 18-C. 


iii. John Miller Shuman. b. Feb. 6. 1831 ; d. July 21. 1911. in his 
81st year. \\"hen he was two years of age his parents moved from 
New Bloomfield. Perry Co.. Pa., to a farm in Henry Co.. O.. in 183:?. 
Here John M. spent his Ijoyluxid. receiving a meager education. At 
age twenty-fijur he m.. in 18.'),"). Susan Andrew, of Florida. Henry 
county, dau. of Henry .-Vnrlrew and Maria (lerhart. She was b. May 
27, 1839: d. Jan. 12. 1S99. She sleeps in the cemetery 6 miles from 
Covington. Ind. 

John M. Shuman was a veteran nf the Cix'il War. He belonged 
to the 14th Army Curps. 2d Brigade. Army of the Cumberland. (Gen- 
eral Thomas' commaiul — 84th Regiment, C). \'. L. Company R. 

Enlisted Jan. 16. 1863, at Florida. Ohio. 

Campaigned through Nashville. Cumberland Mountain and the 
Dalton and Chattanooga campaigns. 

Mustered out Dec. 20. 1865. 

Belonged to Eggleston Post No. 644. Dept. of Ohio. Holgate 
G. A. R. ^ 

To John M. and Susan Shuman were born seven children: 

(1) Flora Belle Shuman. b. July 18, 1858, Sec. 18-.-\a. 

(2) Courtney Shuman. b. Aug. 3, 1862: operator for B. & O. 
R. R. Co.. Holgate, O. : m. June 10, '91, Dora Elizabeth 
Magill, dau. of E. B. and Mary Bailiss Magill. No chil- 

(3) Cora S. Shuman. h. July 18. T864. Sec. 18-Ab. 

(4) Claude Shuman. b. May 7, 1S6S, unm. He is car re- 
pairer for B. & (J. R. R.. Holgate. Ohio. He was in the 
Spanish-American War. Entered service June 23. 1898. 
Comp. M, 6th Ohi.i. Mustered out May 24, 1899. His 
record is given as "honest and faithful." He is a mem. 
of Eggleston Post, No. 644, Dept. of Ohio, Holgate C. A. 
R. ; mem. Brotherhood of R. R. Carmen : mem. Loyal Pn:'- 
tective Legion, and an Oddfellow. 

(5) May Shuman, b .June 23, 1870, unmarried, and wa^ f(_'r 
some years, as she says, her father's housekeeper. She 
writes her name "Mae." Kept house for herself, her sis- 


ter Clara, and l)rotlier Claude in the old honie?tead 
1912, when the homestead -was sold, and the family 
scattered. Much interesting history has been contril 
by this sweet girl. 
(6) Estella Shuman. b. Aug. 23, 1S74. She was m. M:i 
1902, to Charles William Ingle, harness-maker. Hd 
O.. whose parents were John Ingle and Miner\a McK 
Shortly after her marriage Estella was afflicted with 
cer, and hail two operations in the Toledo hospital. 
died a few weeks after (May 12, lOOT"). Her sister 
wrote concerning her illness: "Poor girl! she suf 





untold agony for eighteen months, and was so wasted in 
body that she did not look humanlike when she died. It 
makes me tremble whenever I think of her!" Estella 
Ingle left a son : 

A. Charles Shuman Ingle, b. March 16. 1903. 
Clara Shuman, b. .\pril 5, '81, unmarried; was for some 
years telephone operator: is now a milliner. 



(1) Flora Belle Shunian. dau. of John M.. Sec. 18-A. born July 
IS, 1S5S; m. April 3, 77. to Jonas Thayer (1S49-1901), and had eight 

.\. Peter Lee Thayer, b. July 28. IS h: m. Sept. 17. 1905. 

Anna Myers, and has 

a. Vida May, b. Feb. 12. 1906. 
B. Raymond Thayer, b. :.Larch 12. ISSl ; m. Nov. 17, 1906, 
Mellie Leora Kotzer. and has 

a. Mary Lelia. b. Oct. 2. 1907. 

b. Dorothy Wilmetta, b. Nov. 12. 1909. 

c. John Thayer, b. March 24, 1883: d. March 29, 1SS9. 

D. Amelia May Thayer, b. Sept. 24, 1SS6 : m. May 23, 1905, 
to Frank Gebhart. 

E. Alva Thayer, b. April 20. 1S89. 

F. Calvin Thayer, b. April 20, 1SS9. 

G. Leroy Thayer, b. Aug. 5, 1893. 

H. McLellan Thayer, b. Nov. 2, 1897. 

(2) Cora S. Shuman. dau. of John M., Sec. 18-A, born July 
18, 1864; m. Sept., "81. to George W. Stout (b. Aug. 10, 1860: d. June. 
1909), son of Isaac Stout and Hannah Brubaker. She resides in 
Toledo, and is the mother of eight children: 

.\. Wilbur Stout, b. Jan. 21, 1SS2: m. Nov., '98, Kathleen 
Thompson, and has two sons, 

a. Wilbur Stout, b. March 24, 1900. 
b. George Francis St<iut. 
B. Robert Kingston Stout, b. Aug. 2, 1SS3 ; m. Nov., 1905. 
Grace Pettee. and has 

a. Robert Kenneth Stout, b. March 19. 1908. 
c. Floyd Stout, b. March 14. 1885; d. Sept., 1885. 

D. Sulah Mae Stout, b. July 18, 1887; m. July 19, 1909. to 
Ralph P. Potter. 

E. Harold Ernest Stout, b. Jan. 21, 1890. 

F. Claude \'ernon Stout, b. Dec. 13, 1892. 

G. Bonnylyn Lucile Stout, b. March 24, 1895. 
H. Joslyn Stout, b. Sept. 29, 1896. 


vi. Caroline \'ictorine Shuman, dau. of Michael, Sec. IS. born 
July 14, 1837, unmarried. At the death of her father, the Iowa farm 
was left to Caroline as her heritage, and here she has lived and culti- 
vated the soil. She is in her 77th year (1913). 


In a letter, written the editcjr in i:tu6. ^he calls herself "an ..Ki- 
maid fanner." ,^he says; "When my brother Lee left us we t'»'k a 
boy to raise, named James II. Trimble, an orphan. He helped me t^ 
take care of father during- his illness, which extended over a periud of 
five years. He is still with me. though a boy no more, but a large. 
strong man. He does the farm work and attends to all my business 
for me, and is just like a brother. He has his own team and imple- 
ments, and divides with me the proceeds of the farm. 

"I live on the little farm which my father ga\e me. and am one 
of the pioneers of Union county. My farmer has been with me 
now twenty-two years." 

In the summer of 190S the editor spent two days with this sep- 
tuagenarian cousin. She is an interesting woman, and is apparentl\- 
as youthful as she was thirt\- _\ ears ago. She communicated much 
interesting and \aluable information regarding her branch of the fam- 
ily, which has been made use of in these pages. It was she who fur- 
nished the biographical sketch of her uncle, the Rev. George Weisz. 
She tore it from an old scrap-book in which she had carefully pre- 
served it. 

Her home is sheltered by a maple grove planted by her and her 
father from the seed. She makes maple syrup every spring. She 
calls her home "Maplewood." 

In one of her letter^. Caroline relates the following about her 
grandfather, JOHN SHUMAN. of Millerstown. Perry Co.. Pa.: 

'"My grandjiarent.- had a slave named Sam. My grandmother 
gave him his freedom, and he went west. .-\t the burial '■! m_\ 
grandfather. Sam carried m}- lather to the grax'e ; and while standing 
at the grave, one of my father's singes fell ott his foot, down into the 
grave and was up." Her father was then a little chikl in 
his fourth year. 

In one of her letter> -he asks the question: "Did you ever 
know that grandfather JOHN SHUMAN had a brother Joe that wa- 
a German olticer? I heard my father tell of him." [The editor would 
suggest that, if there was such a Joseph Shuman. it is nuire likely 
that he was the brother of her grandfather's fdlhcr. who came from 
Germany and who doubtless left brothers and sisters in the father- 

In a letter dated April 26. 1907. Caroline writes me: "I have 
my father's and my mother's picture that was taken when they were 
young, and he had on his regimental coat and stock collar." 

xi. Lemuel Harris Shuman. son of Michael. Sec. IS. born Xov. 
20, 1850: d. June 21. 1894 He m. March 22, '82. Anna Hei-ler 



I (b. Feb. 24. 1S6:?!. ?Ie always was known by the name "I.ce" irmn 

j his childhond. He moved to Los Ang-eles, Cal.. January, L-^^S. I'ri..r 

; to that time, and shortly after the liirth of his elder son Huell. he was 

I for brief periods in Kansas. Nebraska and Coloratlo. jilyinc; his trade 

[ of carpentry. In Los Angeles he entered into partnership with F.lery 

Heink. a former friend. Heink and Shuman. contractors and build- 
ers, did much toward building the residence part of the city sonth- 
east of the business center at that time. In 1SS9. or '00. they dis- 
solved partnership, and Lee Shuman opened a shop alone on Los 
Angeles street, near Secomi. under the name of the Pacific Manufac- 
turing Company, for making furniture. Llere he continued until the 
arrival of his brother-in-law. Joseph Azro Heisler, when the firm of 
Shuman and Heisler. contractors and builders, was founded. Their 
business was dull, until a short time before Mr. ."^human's death, when 
building interests revived, and they had all the business they could 
attend to. Mr. Shuman was at work early and late. He built nearly 
all of the machinery for their planing-mill, which was located at 'Ml 
East First street. It was a heavy task to start their gasoline engine. 
and here is probably wdiere Mr. Shuman o\erstrained himself. His 
death resulted from strangulated hernia. 

He was born in Henry county, Ohio; mo\ed with his father to 
Union county, L^'wa, where he married .\nna Heisler, and mii\ed to 
Los Angeles, where he is buried in Evergreen cemetery. 

"Lee" Shuman's wife. .\nna Heisler, was born at Parkville, Platte 
county. Mo. Her mother, Anna Jackson, was born near Richmond, 
\'a., in 18.')6. Her grandfather. Robert Davis Jack-on, was born in 
London, England. 

To Lee Shuman and Anna Heisler were born two sons: 

(1) Claude Buell Shuman, b. April 16, 1883. Sec. IS-Ca. 

(2) Clarence Lee Shuman, b. July 17, 188S, Sec. 18-Cb. 


(1) Claude Buell Shuman. son of Lemuel ILarris ("Lee"K Sec. 
18-C, born April 16. 1SS3 : left school at age 14; ser\-ed a year at 
plumbing in his stepfather's establishment; then for Swift & Ctj.. ten 
months; then with the Western Paper and Bag Co., where he learned 
to handle the big rotary printing press; then with the Lcjs .\ngcles 
Gas and Electric Co. as gasfitter and apjpliance man, continuing with 
this firm about two years. He worked with his uncle. J. A. Heisler, 
as carpenter at South Pasadena; after this, for the gas and electric 
C(jmpany as meter man. Some time later he hired a crew and went 
out as expert shingler. The panic came, and he relinquished that 
business and became meter man and general complaint man for the 


gas company. He ser\'L-d as foundry carpenter in Monarch fiamdry. 
learning also bench moulding while there. He was employed by the 
county for five months, then took up shingling again. He studied to 
become a mechanical engineer, but failing health nldiged him to relin- 
quish it. He is now. 19V^. doing a general contracting business at 
Casa Verdugo. a suburb of Los Angeles. He m. Feb. 4. 1903. Helen 
Colby Wiswell (b. Oct. 10. ISSo). dau. of Frederick H. Wiswell and 
Louisa Jane Burleigh, a descendant of the Xew England Burleigh-;, 
and her grandmother was Xancy Kent, born in Xewbur_\'p' irt. .Mas-. 
Helen Colby's father was the son of John Wiswell and Martha Jane 
Fisher. Four children : 

.\. Louise Lee .^human. b. Jan. 9. 1904. 

B. Ruby Carroll Shuman, b. Dec. 19, 190.5 : d. March W. 

c, Buell Kent Shuman, b. Aug. 2. 190S. 

D. Mildred Carolme Shuman. b. March 20. 1910. 


(2) Clarence Lee Shuman. son of Lemuel Harris i"Lee"'. Sec. 
18-C, born July 17, ISSS ; architectural draughtsman. Born Shuman ; 
when his mother married again, the boy was surnamed Jay. for his 
stepfather; and in 1909. when he arrived at age. he had the surname 
Jay confirmed by legal action, so that he is now legally Clarence Lee 
Jay. He is a typical Shuman, and is a handsome specimen of our 

The mother of these two boys — the widow of Lee Shuman — 
was m. 2d. to Frank Augustus Jay in 1S98. and they have a dau.. 
Helen Mary Jay, b. Jan. 26, 1899, who is the uterine sister of Claude 
Buell and Clarence Lee, and who will look up with especial afTection 
to the latter, who has assumed her surname, and who was reared with 
her under the same parental roof. 

Clarence Lee Jay m. Sept. 12, 1912. Mamie Wilson .\damson, of 
Canadian birth, and Scotch parents (b. .August, 1889). They have a 
son : 

A. Clarence Lee Jay, b. June 9, 1913, 



III. -HENRY SHUMAN . 17t34-lS2r, i. third son <,i George. Sec. 1. 
His two older brothers were MICHAEL (Sec. 2) and JOHN (Sec. 
11), and his two younger brothers were ADAM (Sec. 26) and 
ANDREW (Sec. 29). He moved to Cumberhmd County about ITS.j, 
and settled at Liverp.iol. on the bank of the Susquehanna river. He 
m.. in 1790, Elizabeth Wilt, dan. of Michael Wilt, weaver, and NLir- 
garet M., his wife. 

They lived one and a half miles north of Liverpool, where he 
owned a large farm. HENRY was buried here in 1825. Elizabeth, in 
1833; she was. the sister of Catharine. 

Miss Anne R. Furst (Sec. 1-t-G ' is in possession of a deed, re- 
corded in Carlisle. Pa., from which is made the following transcript, 
abridged : 

Deed from Michael Wilt to HENRY SHUMAN. 
This indenture, made the 31>t day of March, 1794, between Michael 
Wilt and Margaret, his wife, of Greenwood township, in the county 
of Cumberland and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, weaver, of the 
one part, and Henry Shuman, of the township, county and common- 
wealth aforesaid, millwright, of the other part. 

Whereas, by virtue of a warrant of the honorable proprietaries nf 
the late pro\ince, now State of Pennsylvania aforesaid adjoining to 
the lands of Lewis Kroner, Frederick Reinhard and Edward Larrene, 
containing one hundred and twenty-five acres. 

Now this indenture witnesseth that the said Michael Wilt ami 
Margaret, his wife, .for and in consideration of the sum of three hun- 
dred and twenty-five pounds to them in hand paid by the said Henry 
Shuman aforesaid, have granted and sold unto the said Henry Shuman 
all the above-mentioned tract of land to the only proper use, benefit 
and behoof of the said Henry Shuman, his heirs and assigns forever. 
In witness whereof the said Michael Wilt and his wife Margaret 
to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and 
year first above written. 

Michael Wilt (Seal) 

Margaret ^L Wilt (SeaL; 
Sealed and delivered in the presence of: 
F"red'k Harter. 
Friedrich Reinherdt. 


[This indenture was acknowledged before Fred'k Ilarter. Ju-tice 
of the Peace, on the .'nst day of March. 1794, and entered of record 
1st of April, 1794.] 

"The above is a certified copy made iSth October. 1911, by Sam- 
uel Stuart. Recorder. 

"Carlisle. Cumberland Co.. Pa." 

To HENRY and Elizabeth Wilt Shuman were born eight chil- 
dren : 

1. George, b. Aug. 27. 1702. Sec. 20. 

2. Joseph, b. Aug. 31. 1794, Sec. 21. 

3. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 27, 1797, Sec. 22. 

4. Mariah. b. Oct. 7. 1799: d. in infancy. 

5. Andrew, b. Feb. 14. 1802. Sec. 23. 

6. Anna Catharine, b. Sept. 25. 180:), Sec. 24. 

7. Infant, b. Jan. 2, 1S09. 

8. Henry Wilt, b. April 10, 1S15. Sec. 25. 

1. George Shuman, son of HENRY, Sec. 19 ; born Aug. 27, 1792 : 
m. Susanna Ru^hc^. of Liverpool. Perry Co., Pa. (b. Aug. 22. ISOO). 
He d. April 10, 1842; she d. June 25. 1846. They had nine children; 
i. Samuel Shuman. b. Sept. 19, 1824; d. April 5. 1847. 
ii. Michael Shuman, b, Oct. 4. 1822. Sec. 20-A. 
iii. Sarah Shuman, b. Sept. 19. 1824: d. April 5, 1847. She 

was m. to Daniel Ruush in 1846. and had no issue, 
iv. John Rusher Shuman. b. Nov. 17, 1826, Sec. 20-B. 
V. Hannah Shuman, b. March 4. 1829, Sec. 20-C. 
vi. Mary Shuman. b. Nov. 11, 1831, Sec. 20-D. 
vii. Henry Shujnan. b. June 27, 1835; Sec. 20-E. 
viii. George Wert Shuman, b. June 5, 1838, Sec. 20-F. 
be. William A. Shuman. b. Feb. 17, 1841. Sec. 20-G. 


ii. Michael Shuman, snn of George, Sec. 20, burn < )ct. 4. 1>22. 
in Liverpuol. Perry Co.. Pa. He was a farmer. He m. April 1, '47. 
Elizabeth Chesney (b. July 26, lb26 : d. Aug. 6. 1887). 

Early in 1864 he enlisted in the Civil War. and kept the held 
until the end. In the fall of 1866 he moved with his wife and two 
children to Sedalia, Mo., and later to Covington, O.. where he joined 
his brother, John R., in the grain business. Here his wife died, ar.d 
in March, 1888, he m. Sophia Peck. They are now living with his si.n, 
William C, in Covington. 

Elizabeth Chesney, his first wife, whose mother was a Cumniings, 
was a woman of beautiful character, faithful and acti\e in churJi 


I affairs; a Methodist originally at Youngstown, Pa., her birthiilao.'. -ho 

1 united with the Cumberland Presbyterians at Covington. C). Well 

j known for her sweet voice, her devout personality endeared her ut 

I her family and c<Tmmunity. Mer remains rest ni Highland cemeterv. 

j. She was the mother ct two children to Michael: 

[ (1) William Cummings Shuman. b. Sept. 9. 1S4S, Sec. -JO-Aa. 

I: (2) Alice J. Shuman, b. Feb. 4, 1850. Sec. 2n-Ab. 


I (1) William Cummings Shuman, son of Michael. Sec. 20-A. 

[■ born Sept. 9. 1S48. in Liverpool. Perry Co.. Pa., where he rccei\ed his 

f early education. He m. 'Slay 22, 1S73. Eugenie W'aymer. of Ceredo. 

[ W. \'a. (b. Jan. 23. 1S30L She was a member of the first graduating 

! class of Covington High School, 1S7L William C. moved with hi- 

[. parents to Sedalia. Mo., where he was employed by his uncle. Henry 

j Shuman. in the grocery business. The following year the family 

r moved to Covington. <^., and William C. uent into the grocery Inisi- 

j ness for himself. He was partner with J. T. Bertnias for a sluTt 

; while, then bought out his senior partner; and the grocery of W. C. 
Shuman is now one of the oldest and most stable enterprises of Cov- 
ington. Fie developed and controls a wholesale business as niaiui- 
facturer of Milky Evaporated Sweet Curn. He and his wife are well 
known in their town and county as temperance workers. Their chil- 
dren are : 

A. Clinton Pollock, b. April 12. 1874; educated in Coving- 

{ ton and Piqua high sclnjols and Lebanon Univer-ity. 

I Waynesburg. Pa., also L'niversity of West \'irginia. 

i Morgantown, W. \'a. Was superintendent of public 

l schools. South Pittsburg. Tenn.. until the building 

f. burne'd, when he went into newspaper work. For ten 

^ years he has been employed by the government in the 

[ postal service, since 1905 in the Philippine Islanils. 

I where he is Superintendent of Mails for the Lslands : 

[ res., Manila. 

': B. Roy Cummings. b. July 24, 1S76 ; d. Jan. 4, 1S7S. 

I ■ c. Roscoe Waymer, b. Nov. 27. 1879; educated, three 

I years, 1899-1902, at Miami L'niversity. Oxford. O. : 

I taught school one year at Birmingham. Ala. En- 

l- tered Y. M. C. A. work as general secretary, ^L^nroe. 

f La., 1903. Attended Y. ^L C. Institute and Training 

; ■ School, Chicago, grad. Class of 1906. Went to Xew- 

.; ark, O., as general secretary; then to Camden. X. J. 

i He entered the employ of Geo. L. Shuman & Co.. 1910. 

• and was their manager at Columbus. O.. 1911. He is 


now sales manager in their main oiiice. in Chicago. He 
m. in 1909, Eva M. Ruhl, of Covington. O.. who was 
educated in Covington High School and Wittemberg 
College, Springfield. C>. They reside in Oak Park, 111., 
and have two children : 

a. Waymer Ruhl. b. July 25. 1910. Camden. N. J. 

b. Hulda Elizabeth, b. .\ug. 10. 1912. Oak Park. 111. 

D. William Michael, b. Jan. 29. 1SS3. at Covington. O. ; 
grad. tmm the Univer'^ity of Chicago, class 1907; 
taught school two years. He is now a sales manager 
in the home otiice of George L. Shuman & Co.. Chi- 
cago; m. Oct. 14. 1911. Alice Wine, of Covington. O 
She grad. from Covington High School in 1904. and 
from Cleveland. O.. Normal School in 190S. She had 
charge of the primary grade in the Covington schools 
for three years. They reside in Oak Park. 111. 

E. Dee Ferguson, b. May 29. ISST ; grad. Glendale Col- 
lege, in Denison University. Denison. Ohirj. She has 
been teacher of mathematics in the Covington High 
School two years. 


(2) Alice J. Shuman. dau. of Michael. Sec. 20-A, born Feb. 4. 
1850; m. Aug. 14. "88. to Samuel E. Wright (b. Dec. 22. 1837). They 
reside in Piqua. O.. and have no children. Mr. Wright's parents came 
from Maryland. Samuel lived at Shelbyville. 111., eleven years, and m 
Arkansas City. Kan., si.x years. His father was Joseph \\'right, and 
his mother Susan Cramer, born at Canal Winchester. O.. in 1816. 

Samuel Wright was a soldier in the Civil War. in the 17th O. 
Vol. Inf. Enlisted 13th August. 1861. and was discharged at Pitts- 
burg Landing. Tenn.. April 22, 1862. 


John Rusher Shuman. son of George. Sec. 20. born at Liverpool. 
Ferry Co., Pa., Nov. 17, 1826; d. Sept. 14, 1906. He attended Tu.s- 
carora Academy, Perrysville. Juniata Co., Pa. He was for over fifty 
years identified with the growth of Covington. O., where he came 
in 1850, and fi\e years later m. Sophronia J. Huckins. of Bangor. 
Maine, dau. of Calvin and Olive Huckins. of E.xeter. Maine. His nr^t 
venture here was in the dry goods business with Dr. M. R. Shellen- 
berger, a man of character and influence, under whose training Mr. 
Shuman formed the business habits that brought to him the confi- 
dence and respect of all during a long and honorable career in business. 


[ In later years, during tlie War. he was associated with A, 

I Routson, tlie late Lewis Leonard, and Gen. ^\". P. Orr. Their inter- 

f- ests were in the grain and dry goods lines. 

I In 1871 Mr. Shuman organized the Stillwater \'alley Bank in 

^ Covington and became its president, a position which he held at the 

r time of his death. Eight years after the organization of the bank his 

son-in-law. ex-Senator A. C. Cable, became the cashier, and Mr. 

Shuman's son. Charles C, was made assistant cashier. 

In the management of the grain elevator at Covuigton. John F.. 
his son, was associated with the father: and it was at the elevator 
office that Mr. Shuman put in the greater part of his time in later 
j. years. 

I' John R. Shuman was the highest type of citizen, and his children 

i shared with their father the universal respect and confidence of a 

I wide circle of patrons and friends. 

I He occupied a number of positions of tru-^t. and served as justice 

I of the peace of Xewberrv township. He was a memlier of the Board 

I of Education for many years. 

I All through life Mr. Shuman had a high regard for religion and 

> its obligations. When grown to manhood he identified himself with 

[ the church and became a teacher in the Sunday School. At the time 

I of his death he was a member of the Christian Church, in Covington. 

i Ohio, where a pipe (jrgan. in his memory, has just been installed — 

j given to the church by his son. George L. Shuman. of Chicago. 

I Mr. Shuman had been ailing for sonic months, and was finally 

I taken to the Grant hospital in Columbus, where an operation was 

I performed at 2 p. m.. Sunday, but his age was against him. and at 

I 8 :30, Monday mornijig, he passed away. 

[ The beautiful Masonic service was rendered by the home mem- 

[ hers of Covington Lodge. No. 168. F. and A. M. The impressive 

i service of the I. O. O. F. was rendered at tlie grave by members ol 

the Covington Lodge. No. 383. 

To John R. Shuman and S<iphronia Jewett Huckins were born 
seven children : 

(1) Charles Calvin Shuman. b. Jan. 4. 1856; assistant ca-hier. 
Stillwater \'alley Bank; m. Alice Cable, first cousin t" 
Hon. A. C. Cable. They have a dau. : 

A. Helen Imugene Shuman. b. 1887 ; educated in Bos- 
ton ; m. Sept. 25, 1912, to Southard Cutting, who 
was born in Boston. He studied law at Ann 
Arbor, Mich., and is with the Union Meat Co., 
Portland, Ore. 







I (2) Estella Bessie Shuman. b. Sept. 15. 1S57 : m. to Alva Cur- 

[ tis Cable, cash. Stillwater \'alley Bank, and has 

|! A, Mildred T. Cable, b. ISSO ; educated at Nation Park 

f Seminary. Washington, D. C. ; she was m. Xnv. 1. 

' 1906, to lason Daniel Miles, and has 

I a. George Cable Miles, b. Sept. 9. 1907. 

[ b. Helen Elizabeth Miles, b. Feb. 11. 1912. 

I (3) John Franklin Shuman. b. Oct. 7. 1S39. He had been 

\ associated with his father at the grain elevator, and is 

I' now the head of the grain tirm in Covington. O. He at- 

i tended Wilt's Commercial College. Dayton, O. He m. 

I Emma Pierce, resides in Covington. O.. and has 

I A. Margaret Shuman. b. 1S97. 

i (4) Carolyn May Shuman. -b. .A.pril 16. 1S62 ; m. to William F. 

[ Charters. Dayton. O. She was educated at Glendale Col- 

t- lege, Glendale, O. 

I (5) Mary Olive Shuman, b. April 8, 1864, unmarried. She 

I attended Cjranville College, Granville. O. Lives at home. 

i in Covington. 

I (6) George Lee Shuman. b. Oct. 5, 1867; grad. Covington 

I High School: an enterprising and successful publisher. 

I under the firm name of Geo. L. Shuman & Co.. Wabash 

I and Congress, Chicago. 111. In addition to his gift of the 

r pipe organ to the Christian Church of Covington in 

[- memory of his father, and other unsolicited benevolence'^ 

from his hand, the writer of these genealogical records 
wishes here to acknowledge George L. Shuman's generous 
assistance and encouragement in the preparation of ""The 
Genealogy-of the George Shuman Family." p. Vl'l 
He m., in '89, Hattie Helen Hill, and has a son; 

.\. John R. Shuman, b. Sept. 9. 1890; grad. Kenwood 
grammar school. 1905; grad. Phillips Exeter Acad- 
emy. 1909 ; grad. Yale University. 1912. Edit, .r Yak- 
Scientific Monthly. I!)n-l!n2. He i^ nuw 191:', 
with Geo. L. Shuman & Co.. Chicago. Photo p. 12:! 
(7) Evelyn Sophronia Shuman, b. Oct, 23. 1873: she attended 
Helmuth College, London. Canada; m. June 23. '96. to 
James Henry Perry, of Sidney, O. He is with the Ca'^h 
Register, Dayton, O. Evelyn was an estimable young 
woman, and died in the prime of life, leaving her hus- 
band and a son ; 

A. John Shuman Perry, b. June 23, 1S99. He is liv- 
ing in Covington, O., with his grandmr.ther. 









V. Hannah Sliuman. (kaii.- of- George. Sec. - 2(1. -born March 11. 
1829; d. Xov. 8, l;il2: m. in '49 to William Barger (b. July 12. 182G : 
d. April 25, 1801 \ son of John Barger and Mary Rhoads. and grand- 
son of Adam Barger (1766-1844V William and Hannah Barger lived 
at Liverpool. F'erry Co.. Pa., and had eight children: 

(1) John. d. in infancy. 

(2) GecTrge, d. in infancy. 

(3) Milton Barger. b. ISoB ; d. 1874. 

(4) Charles Barger. b. 1858: m. Emma Fortney, of Liverpool. 
Perry Co., Pa. — no children. Res.. Milton. Pa. 

(5) Liberty Barger. b. 1860: m. to Jacob E. Murray in '7fl 
(b. 1856) ; res.. Lix'erpool : shoemaker. Fi\-e children: 

.\. Maud Murray, b. 1880: m. to Charles Deckard. 
farmer, and had 

a. Harry Deckard. 

b. Sarah Helen Deckard. 

B. John Murrav, 1881-l!ii)S: m. and had two children 

(not reported). 
c. Kathr}n Murray, b. 1885 : m. to Frank Potter, a 
li\er}'man, Li\-erpoijl. and have 
a. Emmet Potter. 
D. Charles Murray. 1890, unmarried. 
E. Blanche Murray, b. 1892; at home. 

(6) Mary Ellen Barger. 1864; m. to George E. Murray ib. 
1864), brakemaii P. R. R. yards, Harrisburg: res.. Liver- 
pool; brother to Jacob. Four children : 

.\. Porter Murray. 1888 ; iron molder. 
B. Russell Murray. 1891 : employe in shirt factory. 
c. Lucy Murrav, 1895. 
D. Aima Murray. 1900. 

(7) William Flenry Barger. b. Jan. 4. 1867; m. in '93. Efhe I. 
Stringfeller (b. Feb. 14, 1864). Res., Harrisburg. Pa. 
One child: 

A. Beatrice H. Barger, b; Xov. 10. 1894. 

(8) Maurice O. P.arger, 1869-1908 ; -killed at freight depot. 
Harrisburg. He m. Anna Hetrick Ream — no children. 

vi. Mary Sluiman. dau. of Geijrge. Sec. 2(J : born Nov. 11, 1^:11: 
m. in '52 to William Inch, who d. May 2. 1905. Three children: 

(1) Harry Walters Inch. b. 1854; m. tirst. in '79, Ida Morn- 
son, who d. in 1881 ; m. second, in '90. Stella Daniel. One 
child by Ida and one by Stella : 


A. Harry Earl Inch. b. March 9. ISSO. 
. B. Leona Isabel Inch. b. Sept. 18. 1892; m. to Mr. 
Hasler. in Olney. 111., and has 
a. Jack Daniel Hasler. 

(2) Isaac Meek Inch. b. ISoG : m. in "79. Laura B. Thomas; 
res., in Parsons. Kan., and has two children: 

A. Glendola Inch, b. May IS. ISSO. in Sedalia. 

B. Edgar Thomas Inch. b. Feb. 2. 1SS4. in f^arsons. 
Kan.; m. June IT, 1906, Edna Fowler. He d. 
Feb. 14, 191-3. in Parsons, after an operation for 
appendicitis. Two children : 

a. Evelyn Inch, b. Jan. 2. 1909. 

b. Frances Inch, b. April, 1912. 

(3) Alice Adela Inch, b. 1S58. She is called '•Delia." and is 
with her aged mother. It was Delia who furnished much 
of the earlier data here recorded of the HENRY SHU- 
MAN branch. 


vii. Henry Siiuman. son of George, Sec. 20; born June 27, 1S35; 
d. 1906. He was b. at Liverpool. Perry Co.. Pa., and is buried at 
Wichita. Kan. 

At the age of twenty-five he went to Colorado on a mining 
adventure, and after prospecting long enough to satisfy himself that 
it was a losing game, he settled in Sedalia. Mo., first visiting his old 
home at Liverpool, Pa. Lie opened a grocery store in Sedalia. 

In the spring of 1S69 he m. Miss Kate M. Simpson, dau. of Henry 
Simpson fl810-lS92') and Maria Travis (1812-1858), the ceremony 
taking place in Sedalia. In 1871 the young couple moved to Wichita. 
Kan., and began operations on a farm. Henry died here in 1906; the 
widow resides in Duluth. Minn. She is an aunt to Rice Simpson, 
the husband of Eliot Yost (Sec. 14-Da-F.i. 

Four children were born to Henry and Kate M. Shuman : 

(1) Bertram A. Shuman. b. Feb. 3, 1870. Sec. 20-Ea. 

(2) Fred Rusher Shuman. b. April 20. 1873; attended school 
in Wichita, Kan., until the age of 15; then he went to 
Minneapolis, and grad. from the Minnesota School of 
Agriculture in 1903. He is a farmer and gardener. He 
m. Sept. 30, 1896, Caroline Florence Jones (b. Oct. 7. 
1877), dau. of William Seidel Jones and Harriet Lavina 
Jones. In Sept. 29. 1910, he moved to Sanford, Fla.. where 
he is truck-farming. He still owns his home at Wichita. 
Kan., and may move back. He has taken contract work 
and road work at different times. He has a dau. : 


A. Mildred Evelyn, b. July 21. 1903. 
(3V Ralph Erskine Shunian. b. June 3. 1876; m. >:i.\. 1.",. 
1905. Pearl Rogers ( b. May 25. 18S0) ; her foster p.irent^ 
were James H. and Cornelia M. Rogers, of Syracuse. X. Y 
Res., Fargo. X. D. Two children : 

.\. Barbara Cornelia Shuman. b. June 14. 1908. 
li. Jean Elizabeth Shuman. b. .April 1. 1913. at Farg... 
N. D. 
(4) Gaylord Travis Shuman. b. Xov. 13, 1881; d. .\ug. 17. 
These four sons were born on the home farm, at Wichita. 


Bertram .\rthur Shuman. son of Henry. Sec. 20-Fl. born Feb. 3. 
1870: m. July 12. 1900. Anstis C. Stebbins (b. Jan. 14. 1874 V Res. 
Buenos -\ires. S. A., where he located as general secretary of thi 
Y. M. C. A. 

His first e.xperience in Y. M. C. A. work was at Wichita, hi- 
home town. He was secretary of the local Y. M. C. A. at Faribault. 
Minn. He left this held to prepare himself further by a college course 
at Hamline Uni\ersity, St. Paul, where he grad. in '98. During the 
four and half years of his college course he worked for the Minn. 
State Y. M. C. .A.. Committee as office man, and did considerable in 
the way of raising money by visiting small towns. 

In college he was a leader in the religious life of the institution 
and was identified with the College Y. M. C. A., serving as pres. 
more than once, .\fter graJ.. he went to Duluth as general secretary. 
While there he m. Miss Anstis Stebbins, who was a classmate at 
Hamline. His work was successful; but both he and his wife felt 
strongly drawn toward the foreign field, and when there came an 
opportunity to go to South America, he took advantage of it. and 
entered the service of the International Committee of the Y. M. C. -A. 

Among the many difficulties of the Association in Latin .\merica 
are the strong opposition of the Roman Catholic Church and the 
general lack of interest in things that are Christian in our sense of 
that term. In 1910 their plans were completed and the contracts let 
for the erection of a $200,000 building in Buenos Aires. An inde- 
fatigable worker — tenacious of purpose but not robust of physique — 
he broke down in the midst of his ardiK.ais work, and spent some 
time in the hospital. But the great building was finished by the end 
of 1912, and now they have ample ro<jm for their fast-growing .Associa- 
tion work. Three other secretaries have since gone down fnim the 


States to help him. He is directing the course of a number of 
trained workers who have grown up under his supervision. Four 
children : 

A. Arthur Shuman. b. and d. Nov. 14. 1901. 

B. Clark Stebbins Shuman, b. Dec. 10, 1903. 
c. Maurice Gaylord Shuman, b. 4. 1906. 
D. Katherine Eliza Shuman, b. (3ct. IS. 1910. 


I Capt. George Wert Shuman, son of George, Sec. 20. and grand- 

; son of HENRY. Sec. 19, was b. June 5. 1S38, on the homestead 

! farm, at Liverpool, Pa. His father died when George \V. was only 

I four years of age, and four years later his mother died. The boy 

[ was taken into the family of Lewis Grubb (Sec, 21), whose wife, 

I Elizabeth Ann (Sec, 21 ~i was the dau, of Joseph Shuman. his uncle, 

^ In this family he grew to the age of fifteen or si.xteen. and besides 

the meager common school education, he attended some private school 
for a brief period. He taught school several years. He was book- 
keeper for his uncle John R, in Covington, O., for awhile. 

In 1860 he went to Minnesota and started a grocery store at 
Cannon Falls. When the news reached him of the firing on Fort 
I Sumter, he sold out and enlisted at Fort Snelling. near St. Paul, 

\ July 5, 1S61, as private in Company I, Second Minn. Vo\. Inf. He 

' was promoted to 1st sergeant, Jan, 25, 1862; to 2d lieut., July 19. 

I 1863; to 1st lieut.. May 15. 1864; to adjutant. May 25. 1864. He was 

i commissioned captain.of Company D. Aug. 23. 1864, and mustered out 

as such April 5. 1865. and was honorably discharged with his regi- 
ment July 11. 1865. 

He m. June 23, 1868. Sarah Caroline Elliot, dau. of Dr. Jacob S. 
Elliot, of Minneapolis. He was elected Feb. 14. 1893. -a Companion 
of the First Class." Commandery of Minnesota, in the military order 
of the Loyal Legion of the United States. 

Of his conduct in the successful assault of Missionary Ridge. 
N'ov. 25, 1863, his regimental commander reported as follows : 

"First Sergeant George W. Shuman. of Company I, distinguished 
himself by gallant conduct during the engagement, especially by tak- 
j ing the colors of the regiment from Corporal Mullen, who had fallen 

I wounded, and keeping them aloft and in front through the hottest of 

I the fight." (Corporal Mullen was the sixth to be shot of the seven 

! men compcjsing the color guard that day.) 



His son Jesse reports on tliis same eiiijagement as follows: 
"The officer deals generously with him, and yet the half is not 
told. In the mad rush up Missionary Ridge, father was in the lead. 
A few men, perhaps a dozen, the color-bearer among them, had finally 
reached the ridge, and scrambled over the rough embankment thrown 
I up by the rebels. Tiiey were breathless and panting for wind. Just 

j then the color-bearer right in front of father wavered and sank, and 

father dashed forward and caught the colors. Two stars were shot 
out of the flag, and lodged in father's blouse. I have one of those stars 
now. After the fight was over, father realized the terrible rupture 
he had sustained; and this rupture it was that incapacitated liim for 
the rest of his life. He was never able to collect more than a nominal 
pension of twelve dollars a month. This was due to 'red tape' and the 
fact that he had no hospital record, as he had refused to go to the 
hospital at the time. In our beautiful State Capitol at St. Paul, 
Douglass \'olk, the painter, has a picture, painted by commission. 
of the battle of Missionary Riflge ; and he had father pose for him 
where father is shuwn just behind the color-bearer before he was 

After the \\'ar. Capt. Shuman returned to Minneapolis and 
engaged in the seed and fruit commission business. 

The Cajitain's health failed in "89. and he was obliged to quit his 
business. After Harry, his siai, was started in his fruit farm, the 
Captain put in so much of his time on the farm that finally the 
mother clcjsed their city house and they iiun'cd to the farm; and here 
both I if them spent their last days, the bra\e and faithful mother being 
laid away Dec. :i. lW->. The \eteran captain Unisheil his warfare 
seven years later. Aug. 2.'). 1!)1(\ 

Capt. Shuman was an actixe member of the nld Centenary Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church. He was a Knight Templar and a member 
of the Loyal Legion. Following are the two sons and the adopted 
daughter of Capt. Geo. \\'ert Shuman and Sarah Carolyn Elliot : 

(1) Harry Wert Shuman, b. Jan. 7, L872 ; m. Jan. 12. 1904. 
Beatrice Fernie Wallow, dau. of Charles Henry Wallow 
and Rachel Mukenen. Her father came from Germany 
and her mother from England. Harry W. entered the 
Minneapolis High Scho(jl. but did not finish the cour>e. 
He entered the State Agricultural School at St. Anthony 
Park, where he continued as a student for sLx years. For 
several summers he worked on various stock and cheese 
farms, working one summer on his uncle Henry's farm 
at \\'ichita. Kan. His parents finally purchased tV.r him 


[ 160 acres near Excebior, in the neighborhno.l ...f Lake 

f , Minnetonka, where he has resided since 1S!U. Two chil- 

\ dren : 

\ A. Frances Evelyn Shuman. b. Jan. 3, 1905. 

[ B. FLirry Robert Shuman, b. Feb. IS. 1906. 

(2) Jesse Wyman Shuman. b. March 2o. 1S74; m. June 23. 
1903, .Martha Rogers, dan. of John Thomas Rogers, who 
came from London. Eng. (b. 1S3S) and Mary Elizabeth 
Halderman, of Carlinville, 111. Jesse remarks about his 
wife: "I met her. when a junior in the high school, in 

1892, and have been interested in her ever since." Grad- 
uating from the Central High School of Minneapolis in 

1893, he entered the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology and grad. from that institution as an electrical 


1S97. He worked for the local street railwa\ 

— Twin City Rapid Transit Co.— one and a halt year-. 
He then went to work for the Edward P. Allis Co.— later 
called the AUis-Chalmers Co.— where he served thi-; com- 
pany in their Minneapolis office for nearly seven years, 
holding during the last three years the oftice of Local 
^Manager. In 1001 he started in business for himself, 
under the firm name of the Power Engineering Company 
(Incorporated), Contracting Engineers, and the busmess 
is gradually enlarging. Two children : 

.A. John Rogers Shuman. b. Dec. 25, 1909. 

B. Susan Mary Shuman. b. July 21, 1911. 
(3) Nellie Carolyn Shuman, b. Jan. 16, 1882: m. June 12, 
1902, to .\rthur H. H. Anderson (b. Aug. 6, 1876, at Eden 
Prairie, Minn.). Res., St. Louis Park, Minn. His parents 
were William Anderson, b. in Caven county. Irelan.i. 
1838, and Rachel Mitchell, b. in Munster county, Ireland. 
1836, of Scotch ancestry. Paisley, Scotland: ancestors were 
active in the reformation of Scotland, and were members 
of John Knox's church. Mr. Anderson's ancestors were 
linen mfrs. (Anderson's Linens, Paisley, Scotland). Five 
children to Arthur and Xellie Carolyn Anderson : 

A. Dorothy Louise Anderson, b. July 25. 1903. at 
Eden Prairie, Minn. 

B. Eleanor Carolyn Anderson, b. Jan. 11. 1905, Saint 
Louis Park, Minn. 

c. Elliot Shuman Anderson, b. June 21, 1906, St. Louis 


I). Marg-aret Kli/.aheth Anderson, b. Jan. 3. 1901. St. 

Louis Park. 
E. George William Anderson, b. Oct. 3, 1909. St. 

Louis Park. 


ix. \\"illiam .-\. Sliuman. son of George. Sec. 20, b. Feb. 17. 1S41 : 
d. Feb. 13, 1011; m. April 10, 73, Margaret DuEois, dau. of William 
VanDoren DuBois and Sarah Ellen DuBois. of Covington, Ind. 
They had one child, b. Nov. 12, 1S76, who died in infancy. William 
A. Shuman was a soldier of the Civil War, mustered at Pittsburgh, 
Pa., 29th CVt.. 1861, as a musician: assigned to Company I, Capt, 
Michael McXally, and transferred to Regimental Band. 77th Pa. \'ol. 
Inf., Col. Fred S. Stumbach. After his discharge from the Band, he 
entered the war ;er\-ice as telegraph operator, and served as such 
until the close of the war. His office at Xashville. Tenn., was struck 
by lightning, and he was injured by broken pieces of wire which were 
driven into the flesh of his legs. 

As a musician he was honorably discharged at Munfordsville, 
Ky., by reason of general order from the War Department, discharg- 
ing all regimental bands. His widow, Margaret, resides in Wichita, 


2. Joseph Shuman, son of HENRY, Sec. 19, born Aug. 31, 1791 : 
d. Nov. 10, 1831. He m. Susan Bomgardner. He lived above Liver- 
pool, in the old HENRY SHUMAN home. He had recovered from an 
attack of smallpox and went to the river to fish. His boat was over- 
turned and he was thrown into the river. The exposure resulted in 
lockjaw, from which he died. 

The following data from the "Bretz Family Record" will show 
how the Bretz family and the Shuman family are allied : 

Wendell and Henry and Ludwig Bretz, three brothers, staunch 
Lutherans, came over from Germany in ship Royal Union in 1750 — ■ 
landed at Philadelphia. They settled as early as the year 1760 in 
Lancaster county. Pa. Ludwig Bretz sold his farm for Continental 
money, which depreciated, and Ludwig was left poor. He settled in 
Lykens \'alley, about five miles north of Millersburg. Ludwig Bretz 
was a soldier in the Revolutionary War — was wounded at the battle 
of Long Island. Seven children were born to him and his wife Eliza- 
beth, namely: Mary: Catharine; Elizabeth; Susan; John; Ludwig, 
and Magdalene. 

Elizabeth, the third one of this list, was m. to Henry Bom- 
gardner, and had two children, Henry and Susan. Susan was m. 
first to Joseph Shuman, whose death was caused by tetanus. She 
was m. second, to Jacob Meek. She had four daughters to Joseph 


Shuman. and a son am! dautjliter to Jacob Meek; and >1k' d. at the 
birth of the last chiUl. which, it is thought, died at the same time ■ 

i. Matilda Shuman was m. to John Crosson. She was killed 

by a railroad train at Lancaster. Pa. 
ii. Elizabeth Ann Shuman v.-as m. to Lewis Grubli. near Liv- 
erpool, Perry Co.. Pa. They moved to Springfield. 111.. 
where Elizabeth died. Capt. George ^^'ert Shuman (Sec. 
20-F) lived in this family in his boyhood, at Liverpool. 
Two sons: 

(1) Joseph Grubb. 

(2) \^■arren Grubb. 

iii. Catharine Shuman. b. Nov. 25. 1S27. Sec. 21-A. 
iv. Louisa Shuman was m. first, to Jacksijn \\'allace (no chil- 
dren). She was m. second, to Andrew \"andling. of Liv- 
erpool. Pa., and had three boys and three girls. Nothing 
is known about the \'andling children, though one report 
says they are all dead. Louisa lived and died at Liverpool, 
Perry Co., Pa. 

iii. Catharine Shuman, dau. of Joseph, Sec. 21, born Xov. 25, 
1S27 ; d. Feb. 2, 1905. After the death of her mother, Catharine made 
her home with her aunt Anna Catharine, wife of David Steward (Sec. 
24). At her aunt's death Catharine took charge of the hon:e and 
cared for her aunt's i-hildren until her marriage Xov. 6. 1S55. to James 
Cluny Stewart, in Harrisburg. James Cluny Stewart was b. Jan. 1. 
ISIO. in Londonderry, Ireland, son of Henry Stewart and Margaret 
Morton. He came to this country in LSlP with his parents, who set- 
tled in Harrisburg. He d. Xov. 29, 1S91. He was not related to 
David Steward. He was a hardware merchant, but on account of 
poor health was obliged to live in the country. He m. first. X'ov. 14. 
1843, Susan Hailman. who d. about 1S52. He m. second. Xov. 6. 
1855, Catharine Shuman. the subject of this sketch. 

He had two children by Susan Hailman and five by Catharine: 

(1) Clara Elizabeth Stewart, b. Feb. 7, 1S4S. 

(2) Henry Morris Stewart, b. May 29, 1S50. He was twice 
m. and had five children by first m. and two by second. 

(3) Alice \'irginia Stewart, b. Xov. 28. 1S56. Sec. 21-Aa. 

(4) Emma Jane Stewart, b. Dec. 2. 1S58 ; d. May 6, ISSO. at 
Des Moines. 

(5) George Wilson Stewart, b. Feb. 22. 1S61. in Dauphin Co,, 
Pa.; farmer; m. Feb. 26. 1SS5, Tillie Sinn (b. July 23, 
1863, in Des Abjines). Res.. Idagrove. Iowa. They have 
three children : 


A. Orson Cluny Stewart, b, Xuv. 2. 1SS7. in Idagrove; 
m. Aug. 3, 1010. Laura Amanda Stambrook. and 
they have two children : 

a. Richard Leigh, b. April 6. 1911. 

b. (Not reported.) 

B. Walter Wilson Stewart, b. Dec. 1. 1S93, in Ida- 

c. Edith Stewart, b. Aug. S. 1896, in Idagrove. 

(6) Alary Ellen ("Minnie") Stewart, b. Dec. 7, 1S64. in Dau- 
phin Co.. Pa. ; m. to Benjamin Sedgwick Noble. Feb. 2o. 
1892, lumber merchant. Idagrove. Iowa. Three children ; 

A. Catharine Noble, b. Nov. 22, 1892, in Idagrove. 

B. Helen Noble, b. Feb. 23, 1896, Idagrove. 
c. Stewart Noble, b. March 20. 1900, Idagrove. 

(7) F-rancis Morton Stewart, b. Nov. 30, 1S66, in Dauphin 
Co., Pa. He m. Feb. 17, 1892. Louisa Henrietta Braase 
(b. Feb. 6. 1S71). She d. Sept. 6. 190.j. in Idagrove. He 
moved in January, 1913, to Ames. Iowa, to educate his 

j " children. They had four children : 

A. Braase Stewart, b. Sept. 27. 1893: d. Dec. 9. 1893. 
I •• B. Nina Louisa Stewart, b. May 7, 1895, in Idagrove. 

' c. Roy Francis Stewart, b. Nov. 3. 1897, Idagrove. 

D. Harry Noble Stewart, b. May 20, 1901, Idagrove. 

* SECTION 21-Aa. 

(1) Alice Virginia Stewart, dau. of Catharine, Sec. 21-A. born 
Nov. 28, 1856, in Flarrisburg, Pa.; m. Feb. 7, 1882. to Joel Wirt 
• Witmer (b. Dec. 3, 1840 i, son of George Witmer and Katherine Wirt 
' (1800-1885), dau. of Henry \\'irt and Katherine Enderline. .-Mice was 
so named for her cousin, Alice Bomgardner, dau. of Henry. Joel \\ . 
Witmer was b. at Dalmatia, Northumberland Co., Pa. \\'hen he 
was twelve years of age the family moved to IckesbuVg, Perry Co.. 
Pa. He attended public schools and academic schools until age nine- 
teen. He taught three years in the public schools. 

In 18C2 he enlisted and served in the Civil War. He was a 
member of Co. H, 133d P. \'. I. This regiment was made up of 
Companies A, B and F, from Cambria county; G, H and I, from Perry 
county; K, from Bedford county, and D and E, from Somerset county. 
As Co. I had two recruiting officers, A. B. Demaree and Hiram Fertig. 
Mr. Demaree was chosen captain. 

At Arlington this regiment was brigaded with the 131st and 123d 
Pa., and Col. Alabaugh of the 131st was put in command. Aug. 27 
they were ordered to Alexandria, and served successively under 





•t^'^^t' :;'/^t(-ylt-^•txg\ ;L'<-cecc-fl^L- /rm>-x^u^^ ,j , 

! It tiluUT/ CulWo^ MiCi^io- & 6-Uc- cili4 J-a-tUy TrviM^eJ.. 
M SuahlxaL uMi-u-if^A'} /hJu-uA diuiAitt 

d^tic<i ii'i. idik/utitt 

(J HuiMh^ cX^ 
y,ia Qx . ^n ^^^ ^CtL /k'dAUui dot 





AlcCIellan, Burnside and Hooker. Just nine months from the time 
they were sworn in they were mustered out and returned home. Mr. 
Witmer re-enlisted on the invasion of the state by Lee"s army, which 
led to the battle of Gettysburg. 

In 1S6-4 he engaged in mercantile business in McAlisterville and 
Thompsontown. Juniata Co., Pa. He moved to Iowa, April, '72; and 
in Des Moines first published the Daily Leader, in collaboration with 
his brother William ^\'. until '82, when he engaged in insurance and 
real estate. He was interested with his brother in the building of the 
Savery Hotel in 1SS6-7. He was a member of Capitol Lodge 110, 
Temple Commandery. F. A. M.. and a lifelong Democrat. He and 
his brother William have been staunch members of St. John's Luth- 
eran church of Des Moines ever since they became residents. 

As was said of him at his obsequies: "His life was full of service. 
His family, his church, his lodge, his city, his state and his country 
shared his affection and his toil. With high ideals for his ov,-n 
blood, with educati<in and culture, with keen conception of parental 
duty, he made his home a happy place, and impressed the community 
with a record of a life worth living and of work well done." 

He m. first, Mary Ann Stewart, whose record appears in Sec. 24-A. 
He m. second, in '82, Alice \'irginia Stewart, dau. of James C. Stewart 
and Catharine Shuman, dau. of Josepli, and had by this marriage three 
children : 

A. Stewart \\'itmer, b. Oct. 26, 1885 ; grad. State College, 
Ames, Iowa, class of 1909; erection engineer; m. June 
25, 1912, Eleanor Moore. In Jan. 1, 1913, he took a 
position with the Omaha Structural Steel Co. as head 

of the Structural Dept. 

B. Josephine Witmer, b. Feb. 9, 1890; grad. instrumental 
music ; grad. high school. Teacher of music. 

c. Katherine Witmer. b. Aug. 27. 1893; grad. high school. 
Teacher. The three were born in Des Moines. 
3. Elizabeth Shuman, dau. .of HENRY, Sec. 19, born Aug. 27, 
1797; d. in 1884; m. 1st, to Henry Ellis, a hatter of Liverpooi, Pa.; 
m. 2d, to Mr. Jones, and had three children to each husband: 
i. Mary Ellis, m. to John Baird. 
ii. Eliza Ellis, m. to Dr. \'anAtta. 
iii. Henry Ellis, d. about 1888, in Montana, of diabetes. Pie 

was m. and had a dau.. m. to Montague, a Frenchman. 
iv. Alonzo Jones, Attica, O. 
V. Emma Jones, m. to Smith, Shiloh, O. 
vi. Charles Jones, Attica. O. 



Andrew Shuman, son of HENRY, Sec. 19. born Feb. 14, 1S02 : 
d. Nov. 12. 1SS4; m. Sarah Ellen Steward (1S15-1S47). sister to David, 
and dau. of James Steward and Hester Silknitter, who both came from 
England. James Steward was seventeen years of age when he came 
to this countn.'. Five children to .\ndrew and Sarah Ellen: 

i. Elizabeth Shuman. b. April S, 1531; d. April 2. 1833. 

ii. Lovina Shuman. b. Jan. 31, 1834. Sec. 23-A. 

iii. Uriah Shuman, b. Oct. 2S, 1S3S. Sec. 23-B. 

iv. Warren Shuman. b. June 6. 1842; d. Dec. 24, 1848. 

V. Permelia Shuman. b. Feb. 18, 1846; d. April 12, 1850. 


ii. Lovina Shuman. dau. of Andrew, Sec. 23; born Jan. 31. 1834; 
d. March 26, 180.5: she was educated at Cedar Hill Seminary, and 
was a beautiful Christian woman ; she was m. Dec. 27, '54, to Jere- 
miah Hall, of Ickesburg, Perry Co.. Pa., son of John Hall and Rebecca 
Kohler, of Ickesburg. Jeremiah was b. Aug. 23. 1820; d. April 23. 
1903. He was instrumental in building their church at McKees Half 
Falls, where he lixed. He was a farmer, and was a great churchman. 
He was president of the joint ciamcil; supt. of the Sunday Schijol. 
He was nearly always on the sclnjol board. He was a delegate to the 
Republican State Convention. Si.x children : 

(1) Viola Letitia Hall. b. Oct. 22. 1855 : d. July 16. 1858. 

(2) Sarah Ellen Hall. b. Aug. 11. 1859; m. Jan. 29, 'OO, to 
George W. Frantz. and has three children: 

-A. John Hall Frantz, b. April 27, 1891. 

B. Andrew Shuman Frantz, b. Dec. 29, 1893. 

c. Marguerite Lovina Frantz, b. Sept. 9, 1896. 

(3) Minnie May Hall, b. Nov. 30, 1862. She was a student at 
Susquehanna University, and two years at Maryland Col- 
lege, at Lutherville, Md. She prepared for teaching, but 
her eyes failed. She is the historian of her father's family. 

(4) Elmer Shuman Hall. b. June 11. 1869: d. June 8, 1875. 

(5) George W'hitetield Hall. b. Sept. 5. 1871. .\ttended Sus- 
quehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pa. ; m. Catharine 
Fisher, of Freeburg, Snyder Co., Pa., and had a son. 

A. George Shuman Flail, b. Feb. 12, 10u2; d. in in- 

(6) Charles Stewart Hall. b. Dec. 2, 1876 ; m. Alice Rotherme!. 
of Port Trevortnn. Snvder Co., Pa. No children. 



f \ 

*, i 

/ ' 

'■■'/ - 




iii. Uriah Shuman, son of Andrew. Sec. 23; born Oct. 28, 1838; 
educated in tiie public schools, and took a partial course in Susque- 
hanna University, Selinsgrove. He m. October, '62, Ellen Beaver 
(b. Feb. 12, 18-16), dau. of George Beaver and Catharine Long, and 
sister of Sophia Alice Beaver, the wife of David Rickabaugh, of Mil- 
lerstown. Her father's parents were Rev. Peter Beaver and Eliza 
Gundaker Sinionton. Rev. Peter Beaver's parents were George Bea- 
ver and Catharine Kiefter, and this George's father was George Bea- 
ver, who migrated from Germany in 1740 and settled in Chester Co.. 
Pa. He was a soldier of the Revolutionary War under Gen. An- 
thony Wayne. Ellen Beaver died Jan. 2. 1885, and Uriah m. second, in 
May, '86, Marion McLinn (b. April 25. 1853), who is better known as 
"Mellie." She is the dau. of Ezra McLinn and Susanna Jane Alex- 
ander, whose mother was Rebecca Woodland, who resided at Elkton, 
Md., and later mo\'ed to Wilmington, Del., and later to Thompson- 
town, Juniata Co., Pa., where she died. Mellie was born at Thomp- 

Uriah was county commissioner one term ; has been a school 
director for thirty years, and has filled other offices of public trust. 
He has been an elder of long standing in the Lutheran church. He 
and his family are noted for their hospitality, keeping open house for 
friends far and near, and the old stone mansion has witnessed many 
happy gatherings of guests, especially at yuletide. Uriah was re- 
ported to be rich. He is not wealthy, but capable; and his thrift has 
helped to make the man. 

Uriah had seven children by Ellen Beaver and three by Mellie 

(1) Minnie Alice Shuman, b. Dec. 13, 1863, Sec. 23-Ba. 

(2) Arthur Beaver Shuman, b. July 6, 1865, on the bank of 
the Susquehanna river, a few miles north of Liverpool. 
Moved with his parents to Juniata county, near Thomp- 
sontown. Attended the public school until grown to man- 
hood, then was sent to Port Royal Academy, and later 
took a partial course at Blairstown, X. J. He m. Dec. 6, 
'94, Hannah Patten, dau. of Ezra Patten and Mary Cox. 
They settled on a farm at VanDyke, Juniata Co., Pa., and 
have two children : 

A. Lillian, b. about 1895. 

B. Sydney, b. about 1898. 

(3) Anna Catharine Shuman, b. Oct. 19, 1867, Sec. 23-Bb. 

(4) Llovd Rohrbach Shuman, b. Nov. 9. 1871, Sec. 23-Bc. 


j (5) George Andrew Shuman, b. Feb. 12. 1S73 ; d. July, 1899. 

I aged twenty-six years. 

I (6) Carrie Lavina Shuman. b. Feb. 12, 1875; m. Feb. 10, 1904. 

I to Gilbert Haven Frank (b. March 19, 1874), assistant 

cashier of First National Bank, Newport, Pa., where they 

reside. They have one child: 

A. Gilbert Haven Frank, b. May 26. 1909. 

(7) Mary Miller Shuman. b. Feb. S, 1877; m. to Edmund 
Russell Isenberg (b. March 3, 1877). They lived some 
time at W'ilkinsburg Sta., Pittsburgh. Pa. He was in the 
employ of the W'estinghouse Co., and was sent in 1910 to 
Bloomfield, N. J., and after one year there, he moved to 
Harrisburg, Pa., where he was in the employ of the In- 
ternational Adjuster's Corporation. They went back to 
Bloomfield in the fall of 1912. They had three children: 

A. George Russell, b. Oct. 3, 1902; d. June 16. 1905. 

B. Caroline Annette, b. Dec. 24. 1904; d. next day. 
c. Edmund Russell, b. Dec. 23, 1907. 

(8) Luella Margaretta Shuman. b. Feb. 15. 1887; m. Oct. 19, 
1911, to Warren Sellers, of Millerstown, Perrj^ Co.. Pa., 
where they reside. He is a telegraph operator in the 
P. R. R. office. 

(9) Charles Roswell Shuman, b. Nov. 5, 1S90 ; he goes by the 
name "Ross"; grad. from the Newport High School; took 
a course in scientific agriculture at State College; taught 
school two years. He is now managing a number of men 
in the making of cream separators in New York. 

(10) Frank Stewart Shuman, b. Dec. 15, 1895; grad. from 
Newport High School in 1912. and is teaching their home 

(1) Minnie Alice Shuman. dau. of Uriah. Sec. 23-B, born Dec. 
13, 1863; m. April, 1890, to Rev. Barnett Harrison Hart; res., Harris- 
burg, Pa. He was b. Oct. 25. 1864, in Gettysburg, Pa., in the house 
on Baltimore street in which Miss Jennie Wade was ^hot. the only 
citizen of the town killed during the battle. She was a distant rela- 
tive of Mr. Hart's mother. He was six years old when his father 
died. He was placed in a soldiers' orphan school until sixteen years 
<jf age. He taught school several years; worked in a country store, 
and in 1883 began tutoring with a Methodist minister; was licensed 
to preach in 1885, and pursued a course in theology through four 
years; in 1887 was admitted on trial in the Central Pcnna. Con- 


ference of the Meth. Epis. Church. He has served the following 
charges: Asst. Pastor at Cassville. Pa., 1SS6 to 'ST; Asst. at Port 
Royal, '87 to '88; pastor at Thompsontown, Pa., 188S to 19(11. Here 
he m. in April, 1890, Minnie Alice Shuman. Second Church, Hun- 
tingdon, 1891 to "96; First Church, Jersey Shore, Pa., 1896 to 1901. 
He was then appointed to the Fifth Street Methodist Church of Har- 
risburg. Pa., 1901 to the present time, now in his thirteenth year. 
one of the longest pastorates in the history of the Methodist church. 
The Fifth Street church is one of the largest and strongest in tlie 
United States. Two children : 

A. Uriah Shuman Hart. b. Aug. 20. 1892; he is called 
Shuman at home. He completed the classical course 
in the Harrisburg High School. He took six week< 
of special tutoring in the Bellefonte Academy, and 
is just finishing his Freshman year (1913) in Dick- 
inson College. He will matriculate in September at 
the University of Penns}-lvania in Philadelphia, where 
he will pursue, during three years, a course in the 
Wharton School of Commerce and Economics. 

B. Miriam Winifred Hart, b. March 27, 1897; has finished 
grammar school and will attend high school two years. 
and then take a seminary course. 


(3) Anna Catharine Shuman. dau. of Uriah, Sec. 23-B. b>'rn 
Oct. 19, 1S67 : she was m. to Charles H. Mauk and has no children. 
By a previous marriage Mr. iMauk had two daughters, the mother 
dying when they were in their infancy. Anna Catharine became a 
second mother to the babes, and is rearing them as her own daughter-, 
with the tenderness of true motherly love. 

Mr. Mauk's parents were Thomas Mauk and Elizabeth Homberg. 
Thomas, the father, came from Stuttgart. Wiirtemberg, Germany, in 
1851, at age fifteen. Elizabeth Homberg, the mother, came from 
Hessen Cassel. They met in America and were united in wedlock. 
Mr Mauk is a funeral director and embalmer in Harrisburg, where he 
has followed his occupation since 1892, This vocation extends back 
continuously through five generations of the Mauk family history. 
The names of his two children fi;dli)w: 

A. Catharine Margaret, b. June 10. 1897. 

B. Mildred, b. March 3, 1900. 


(4) Lloyd Rohrbach Shuman, son of Uriah, Sec. 23-B, born 
Nov. 9, 1871, at Thomp-^ontown, Juniata Co., Pa., on the Juniata 


river; student of Pennsylvania College. Gettysburg. Pa., class of 1>IIG. 
He is a farmer. He m. March 2. 1S97. Mary Stewart Gallaher. of 
Jersey Shore, Pa., who was a student of Dickinson Seminary, Wil- 
liamsport. Pa., in class of 1S99. She is the dau. of Charles Stewart 
Gallaher and Mary Jane Stewart, his second cousin. Her father was 
a farmer at Jersey Shore, Pa., held various township offices and was 
interested in business projects. Her mother was a woman of culture 
and high ideals. Both are buried in Jersey Shore cemetery. Her 
grandfather was Judge John M. Gallauher — the name is now spelled 
Gallaher— whose wife was Eliza Hunter Stewart. Judge Gallauher's 
mother was Margaret Montgomery, whose ancestry dates back to 
f 1066. when some of the chief otticers of William the Conqueror bore 

[ the name : and in the same line was the illustrious Gen. Richard 

I Montgomery, who fell at Quebec. 1775. On her mother's side she is 

f descended from Gen. Charles Stewart, whose father settled at Xip- 

j peno Bottom, east of Jersey Shore. Pa., where he took up twenty- 

I four hundred acres of land, of which the original draft is in Mrs. 

I Shuman's possession. Judge Gallauher's father, \\'illiam Gallauher. 

j came from Scotland. He was full cousin to his wife. Margaret Mont- 

I gomery, dau. of Robert and Sara Montgomery, who came from 

[ County Armagh. Ireland, in 1737. 

[ By this remarkable ancestry of Mrs. Shuman. she is her own 

third cousin. In other words, the third generation of the two brothers. 
Samuel and Charles Stewart — both of them her great-grandparents — 
is concentered in herself. 
I Lloyd R. and Mary S. Shuman have one child : 

A. George Stewart Shuman. b. Aug. 15, 1899. He has 
the blood of two families of Stewart running in Ids 
veins, and is a c(:mpositi(jn of English, Irish, Scotch 
and German. 


6. Anna Catharine Shuman. dau. of HENRY, Sec. 19, b. .rn 
Sept. 25. 1805; d. March 5. 1847; m. Aug.. 1825. to David Steward 
(b. Dec. 12, 1793; d. July 22, 1864 i, son of James Steward and FIc-ter 
Silknitter. Hester's father was Henry Silknitter. He and his brothers 
were soldiers in the Revolutionary War. James and Hester fSiIk- 
nitter) Steward had ten children: Sarah, m. to Andrew Shuman 
(Sec. 23). Catharine. Eliza, Mary. Samuel. Daniel, David, Jonathan, 
James and Charles. 

David and Anna Catharine Steward had seven children : iinmc 
changed to Stewart; : 

i. Andrew [ackson Stewart, b. Feb. 8. 1830: d. May 10. 1836. 


ii. George \\'asliington Stewart, b. July 4, 1S32 : d. about 

• 1877; m. Mary Barnes — no children. 
iii. Jeremiah Silknitter Stewart, b. June 27, 1S36 ; d. Oct. 29. 
1867 ; age, 31 y. 4 m. ; grad. medical college, Philadelphia. 
1862 ; physician. 
iv. Thomas Jefferson Stewart, b. Jan. 20, 1839; d. Feb. 12, 

V. Mary Ann Stewart, b. April 2, 1841, Sec. 24-A. 
vi. Cordelia Jane Stewart, b. March 23, 1844; d. March 30, 

vii. William Stewart, b. Feb. 29, 1847; d. March 4, 1847. 
V. Mary Ann Stewart, dau. of Anna Catharine, Sec. 24; born 
April 2, 1841 ; d. in Des Moines, March 12. ISSl. She was m. Sept. 4. 
'66, to Joel Wirt Witmer (See Joel's second marriage. Sec. 21-Aa) 
and had six daughters : 

(1) Jennie Maude Witmer, b. Aug. 24. 1867, in Thompson- 
town, Juniata Co., Pa.; m. June 25, 1902, to John William 
Gratian (b. March 17, 1861, in St. Louis). He comes 
from a family of organ builders, of four generations back, 
originally from England. He is connected with the Estey 
Pipe Organ, and has the old pipe organ factory that 
belonged to his grandfather on his premises in Alton, 111. 
His father was Joseph Gratian, from England. John Wil- 
liam Gratian m. first, Kate \\'arren, of Toronto. Canada. 
He m. second. Jennie Maude Witmer, the subject of this 
sketch. He had three children by Kate Warren, namely. 
Warren Burke, \Villiam Edward and Katherine. 

(2) Annie Witmer, b. Jan. 23, 1869; d. Feb., 1869. 

(3) Ada May Witmer, b. July 9. 1870, Sec. 24-Aa. 

(4) Mary Gertrude Witmer. b. Sept. 13. 1871, in Thompson- 
town, Pa. ; she was m. in 1903 to Judge Alonzo Rawson. 
of Nome, Alaska, who was formerly a Des Moines boy, 
and then a prominent lawyer of Seattle. He went north 
to seek his fortune. He was the son of Dr. Rawson, 
dentist, of Des Moines. They resided at Nome, Alaska. 
where Judge Rawson d. May 20. 1904. They had one 
child, who is the idol of her grandfather, Joel Witmer : 

A. Dorothy Rawson, b. Jan. 21, 1904, a dear charming 

(5) Emma Stewart Witmer. b. Jan. 30, 1875, in Des Moines; 
grad. Irving College, Mechanicsburg, Pa., in '97 ; m. Sept. 
15, '97, to Harry Samuel Ehrhart (b. N.iv. 9, 1^73, at 


Glenrock. York Co.. Pa.!, grad. Gettysburg College. 
With his father and brother he engaged in the whcilesale 
grocery business in Hanover. York Co., Pa. His mother 
was Martha Fry, a descendant of the Gallatins. one of 
whom was a signer of the Declaration. Two children: 

A. Emma \\"itmer Ehrhart, b. July 24, 1S98. 

B. Alary Stewart Ehrhart, b. May S, 1905. 

(6) Edith Fanny W'itmer, b, Jan. 31, ISTS, in Des Moines: 
teacher in Des Moines public schools; m. July 14, 1910, 
to Francis Johnson Rumsey, a grandson of Frances Eimis 
Evans, of Baltimore, dau. of Thomas Johnson, the first 
governor of Maryland, and a member of the Continental 
Congress. They have a son : 

A. John Witmer Rumsey. b. Oct. 22, 1911. 


(3) Ada May Witmer, dau. of Mary Ann Stewart, Sec. 24-A. 
born in Thompsontowii, Juniata Co., Pa.. July 9, 1S70; grad. vocal 
music; m. April 18, 1903. to Frederick C. Heywood, son of William T. 
Heywood and Cynthia M. Gary. His father was a pioneer merchant 
and capitalist of Des Moines. His mother was the dau. of Lucius 
Gary and Cynthia Merritt. She was a member of the Meth. Epis. 

The pedigree of Lucius Gary extends back to John Gary, who came 
from England in 1634, and joined the Plymouth Colony — lived at 
Duxbury ; m. Elizabeth Godfrey, and was in the Duxbury Company, 
commanded by Gapt, Miles Standish, Mr, Heywood is by direct 
descent a fifth cousin of the poet sisters. Alice and Phoebe Gary. 
(See "John Gary the Plymouth Pilgrim," by Seth Cary.) Mr. Hey- 
wood and wife Ada May are members of St. Paul's Episcopal church. 
Des Moines. 


8. Henry Wilt Shuman, son of HENRY, Sec. 19. born April 10. 
1815; d. Oct. 3, 18S8. He m. in "41 Elizabeth Staley, who d, Feb., 
1907. Born on the homestead farm above Liverpool, Perry Co., Pa., 
he resided in the town : he was a pioneer boatman, and had a large 
part in building up Liverpool. For many years he was a merchant in 
the town, and was widely known for his mercantile enterprise. In his 
bearing he was courteous and affable, and enjoyed the friendship of 
his fellow-townsmen and the people of his wide acquaintance. 

The death of Henry Wilt Shuman was very sudden. Complain- 
ing of a slight pain in his chest, he arose from hi; 1 f d about 3 o'cl'-c'r: 
in the morning and went into the sitting-room, where he started the 


fire and sat down by the stiDve. His wife joined him. and they were 
sitting and talking together. Henry, finding the heat too great. 
moved his chair back. He gasped for breath, his head fell forward, 
and life was extinct. 

The editor knew Henry personally, and was once or twice in his 
store in Liverpool. I was a mere boy. I liked his appearance, and 
looked at him with admiration as he stood at his desk and ran up 
columns of figures while carrying on conversation with his cousin 
Jacob of Millerstown. 

He was the leading lumber merchant in his section of the Sus- 
quehanna lumber region, and had as many as six canal boats carrying 
wheat, bark, railroad ties, telegraph poles, broad-rails, fence posts, 
and other merchandise. 

The family moved to Shamokin. Pa., where Henry carried on a 
mercantile business for several years, until his death. 

There was a striking resemblance between Henry Wilt Shuman 
and his cousin. "Pilot" John, of MICHAEL'S branch (Sec. S). Henrv 
Wilt Shuman was a handsome man. and had the genuine Shuman 
physiognomy. He was of medium height and well proportioned. He 
was thoroughly a business man. He was fluent in conversation, com- 
municative, free and warm-hearted, making one feel at home in his 

To Henry Wilt Shuman and Elizabeth Staley were born four 
children : 

i. Mary Shuman. b. March 7, 1842. in Liverpool; m. March 7, 
1861, to Rev. Jacob A. Hackenberg. a Lutheran minister 
(b. in Maytown. Lancaster Co., Pa.. Aug. 26. 1836), or- 
dained to the ministry in 1861. His parents were Abraham 
and Anna Hackenberg, both born in Lancaster Co., Pa. 
No children, 
ii. William Henry Shuman. b. and d. 1844. 

iii. Edwin Shuman, b. Jan. o. 184S. in Liverpool; d. March 21. 
1888; m. in 1876, Joanna C. Kulp, of Shamokin, Pa., dau. 
of Darlington R. Kulp and Elizabeth Kulp, of Shamokin, 
They had two children : 

(1) Harry Wilt Shuman. b. Jan. 17, 1877; grad. from 
Shamokin High School. 1892; attended business 
college a year. Clerked in superintendent's ''trice. 
P. and R. ; clerked in First National Bank, Shamo- 
kin. In the fall of 1895 he entered the empi'-iy of 
his uncle. Hon. Monroe H. Kulp. of- the firm of 
M. H. Kulp & Co.. wholesale dealers in lumber and 


prop timber. Here he continues as bookkeeper 
and stenographer. His uncle died in 1911. and his 
widow, Sarah W. Kulp, and his brother. G. Gil- 
bert Kulp. conduct the business. Mr. Shuman m. 
Dec. 12. 1900. Miss Anna B. Hensyl, of Shamokin. 
dau. of Nathan R. Hensyl and Anna Marv Bader. 
and has two boys and two girls: 

A. Harry Wilt Shuman. Jr.. b. June 13, 1903. 

B. Mary Dorothy Shuman, b. April 12. 1906. 
c. Nathan Edwin Shuman, b. Nov. 5, 1907. 

D. Sarah Catharine Shuman, b. Dec. 18. 1903. 
(2) Mary Elizabeth Shuman, b. May 3, ISSO, at Shamo- 
kin, Pa. She was m. Jan. li, 1902, to Edwin F. 
Schrawder, of Port Trevorton, Snyder Co., Pa. 
She was grad. from Shamokin High School in 
1899. After her marriage they resided at Philips- 
burg, Center Co.. Pa., three years; then moved to 
Shamokin, Pa., and went into the ladies' furnish- 
ing and notion business. In Philipsburg he man- 
aged F. & R. Schmidt's store. Edwin Schrawder's 
father Henry was a stone mason and resided at 
Port Trevorton. He was a soldier of the Civil 
War. Two children to Edwin and Elizabeth 
Schrawder : 

A. J. Merrill Schrawder. b. April 26, 1903. 

B. Thelma Catharine Schrawder, b. Aug. 31. 

iv. Annie Shuman, b. Nov. 4, 1867. unm. ; res.. Shamokin. 


IV. ADAM SHUMAN, fourth son of George, Sec. 1 (1770- 
1819). Like all his brothers and sisters, excepting MICHAEL, he first 
saw the light on Turkey Hill. At the age of twenty-iive he settled in 
Juniata township, in what was then Cumberland, but became Perry 
county in 1820. 

In the early period of my investigations I knew nothing about 
an Uncle ADAM; but I was told that there was an ADAM, and I 
began a search for him. Having not an iota of his history and having 
sought in vain for a clew to the mystery that enveloped this name. 
I had about concluded that Adam was a myth. My brother George 
W. Shuman (Sec. 47), of Middleburg, \'a., wrote that there was 
an Adam; and ccusin Frank R. Barr (Sec. 61-A). of Middletown. 


Pa., confirmed this report. Finally. Jacob B. Shuman (Sec. 39 1. of 
Washino-tonboro, ex-commissioner, was asked about it. and he replied 
to the query: "Yes. there was an ADAM, and he was a blacksmith. 
for he made a set of ox-shoes for his father's oxen before he went 
west." Here. then, was a clew to the long-lost ADAM. He was a 
blacksmith, and he went "west." 

Having- among many Shuman names picked up the name of 
Joseph M. Shuman, of Quaker City. O.. I addressed him on the sub- 
ject, and discovered a descendant of the missing ADAM. 

And this Joseph M. Shuman (Sec. 27-Ea) is the historian of the 
earlier data of the ADAM branch. 

ADAM was by trade a blacksmith. He had learned the trade in 
his native county, and also the trade of millwright, before he started 
"west." This indefinite "west" was Perry county, not more than 
seventy miles northwest of his Turkey Hill home! At that early day 
there were great inducements held out to young men of various buiN- 
ing trades to settle in the new country, where woodsmen, carpenters, 
millwrights, blacksmiths and other artisans were in deniand ; and not 
only ADAM, but JOHN and HENRY, two older brothers, and AN- 
DREW, a younger brother, settled in this county in "the west." a 
two-days' journcv by horse and carriage, the speediest mode of trav- 
eling in that day. All four brothers plied the trade of millwright and 
house carpenter, and ADAM also practiced his trade of blacksmith ; 
while all four were farmers, and owned their own estates. 

In 1797 he m. Mary Lupfer. the dau. of Casper Lupfer. of Juniata 

While he was building a mill on or near the Juniata river, he sud- 
denly became ill when on his way to his work and died, leaving his 
family in a crippled condition financially through the failure of a 
neighbor whom ADAM had befriended by going security on his bond. 
The debt fell on ADAM'S estate and absorbed the greater part of it. 

The widowed mother, heart-broken by this double calamity, was 
left with but a small competence. As the Ohio country was then the 
Mecca to which all eyes were turned, thither she went to retrieve their 
lost fortune. This was about 1820. She bought a tract of land in 
Noble county, which was at that time a part of Guernsey Co. She 
had with her all her family except her eldest son Jacob, who was then 
working at his trade of blacksmith in Westmoreland county. Pa., but 
who followed his mother to Ohio about five years later. 

She purchased her farm in Beaver township, near the village of 
Calais, and here she remained until her death in 1843. Following are 
her seven children, and what is known about them: 


1. Jacob Shuman. b. ITDS, Sec. 27. 

2. Sarah Shuman. b. ISOO ; d. ISSS ; m. to Richard Coultas. and 
had no issue. 

3. Catharine Shuman, 1S02. Sec. 2S. 

4. Samuel Shuman. 1S05-1S70; unmarried; was the atllicted 
one of the family, and in the words of Joseph M. Shuman. 
"through the ra\ages of rheumatism. Samuel became as 
rigid and helpless as a log of wood; and in this condition 
he lay in bed for thirty years, until his death in ISTO." 

5. Adam Shuman. 1S07-1S64 : unmarried: farmer. 

6. Henry Shuman, 1S10-1SS2 ; farmer: m. Catharine Saffel, 
and had a dau. : 

i. Sarah Shuman, 1850-1S92. She was m. to John 
Betts, cousin to James. 

7. George Shuman, d. in boj'hood. 


1. Jacob Shuman, son of ADAM. Sec. 26. born 1798: d. 1878. 
He served three years as an apprentice with Jacob Lupfer (probably 
an uncle), to learn the trade of blacksmith. When his mother moved 
to Ohio, Jacoli was plying his trade at Greensburg. Westmoreland Co.. 
Pa., where he m.. about 1821, Miss Margaret Siegfried (b. Oct. 26, 
1803; d. Sept. G. 1900), dau. of Michael, a blacksmith. 

After several years' residence in Greensburg. he next followed his 
trade for a time in Pittsburgh, and about 1825 he moved to Ohio, 
where he purchased from his mother part of the land which she had 
taken up. On this he settled and continued to reside until his death 
in 1877, cultivating his farm, and carrying on the blacksmithing trade, 
also filling contracts for building. 

About 1850, in partnership with John Goodheart, he built a mill 
at the village of Calais. It is just over the Noble county line, in Mon- 
roe county. This mill he operated for a number of years and then 
sold it. It is still (1901) in good condition. 

His widow, Margaret Siegfried, survived him twenty-two years, 
passing away in 1900 at the age of ninety-six years, having lived with 
her son Jacob Shuman (Sec. 27-E) from the time of her husband's 

Jacob and Margaret Siegfried Shuman had nine children, as fol- 
lows : 

i. Sarah, b. 1822, Sec. 27-A. 

ii. John, b. 1823. He went to California during the gold ex- 
citement in '49. He wrote home several letters, in the last 
one saving he had "struck it rich." and that he was com- 

146 gene:alog\' of the 

iiig linme. Th.u was the la^t heard from him. ami hi> late 
•will prohat)ly remain a m}>tery. 
iii. Michael. 1^2.'3. Sec. 27-B. 
iv. Margaret. 1S03. Sec. 2T-C. 
V. Mary Anne. I806. Sec. 27-D. 
vi. Eli, b. 1837: d. 1S47. 
vii. Jacob, b. lS:!ri. Sec. 27-E. 
viii. Solomon, b. 1S4] : d. 1S.5S. 
ix. Elizabeth. I84.'). Sec. 27-F. 


i. Sarah Shumaii. dan. ^t Jacub. Sec. 27. born 1S22 : m. to Ed- 
ward Miller: res.. Windy. Wirt Co.. W. \'a. Nine children; 

(1) Millie Miller, b. InjI ; m. t. ■ Samuel Bc-^ton. Jackson Co.. 
\\". \'a.. and had eight children : not reported. 

(2) James Miller, b. lS-53 : carpenter: m. Alice Love: re.?.. 
Garfield. Jackson C''.. W. \'a.. and b.ave four children: 
not reported. 

(3^ Mary Miller, b. k^.3.5: d. in early youth. 

(4) Melissa }ililler. b. 1S57 : m. in '76 to James Adams, of 
Wirt Co.. W. \'a.. and ha- a m'U. 

.\. Tilden .\.. .\dam--. h. 1S77. a carpenter. 

(5) Rebecca Miller, b. 1860. unmarried, twin sister of Mar- 

(6) Margaret Miller, b. 1S60. twin sister of Rebecca: m. to 
Hiram Curry, of Xelson\-ilIe. (Jhio. 

(7) Jasper Miller, b. 1S61 : single, jeweler. Murray. Ohir.. 

(8) Clement \'. Miller, b. 1864: single, jeweler, partner with 
Jasper, of Murray. O. 

(9) Florence Miller. 1866: m. to Charles Full. Jackson Co.. 
W. Va. 

iii. Michael Shuman. -^n of Jacb. Sec. 27. born 1825: farmer: 
m. Elizabeth Bond. They li\e at Teniiieranceville. O.. and have 
twelve children : 

(1) J<jhn Shuman. b. 1830: farmer. C)livett. (J.: m. Harriet 

(2) George Shuman. b. 18.32: d. in childhood. 

(3) Jane Shuman. b. 18.'i3: m. to Jesse T.ucas. brother to 
Lindley : re-.. Temperance\ ille. O. 

(4) Jacob B.. k^.w-lDol: m. to Jane Wendell: re,^.. Bailey's 
Mills. O. 


(5) Margaret Sluiniaii, 1j. l>')t.) ; ni. first, to George il'iuer- 
sock ; m. secoiifl. tcj I.iiulley Lucas, bro. to Jesse. Res.. 
Miltonsburg. O. 

(6) Catharine ."^hiinian. L'^.'^-Lssi) : ni. to James Deling. 

(7) Eiiieline Shunian. h. L^-i;! : m. to John Triplett. bro. to 
Elza: res.. Middletuwn. O. 

(S) Henrietta Shuman. 1861-1800: m. tr. WiHiani Coventry. 
(9) Cloanne Shuman. b. I860; d. 181)8: unmarried. 

(10) Samuel Shuman. 186."); unmarried. Res., Temperance- 
ville, O. 

(11) .Michael Shuman. b. 1869: m. Etta Starr. Res., Quaker 
City, O. 

(12) ILirriet Shuman. h. 1872; m. t(T Edward Eitzgerald. Res.. 
Olivett. O. 

iv. Margaret Shuman. dau. of Jacob. Sec. 27 (1833-1877 i ; m. 
to Andrew Jacksnn Miller, of Batesville. O.. and has four children: 

(1) Robert Miller, b. 1851. Barnesville. C).-. m. Emma Ed.gar. 

(2) Malinda ^liller. b. 18.53. Sec. 27-Ca. 

(3) Frank Miller, b. 1863: unmarried: jeweler. Batesville. O. 

(4) Sarah Miller, b. 186."i : m. to l-:iza Trii>lett. bnnher to Juhn. 


(2) ^Lalinda Miller, dau. nf ^Llrgaret. Sec. 27-C. born 18.'i3; 

m. to Josiah Crosby, s^n of C)liver and ^L^rgaret Crosby. Flis parent; 

moved from Maryland to Ohio, where Josiah was born, and where 

Oliver died. They live in St. Francis. Kan., and have nine children : 

A. Homer Crosby, b. C)ct. 17. 1878. unmarried. Member 

of the firm of Josiah Crosby & Son. 
E. Clarence Crosby, b. Jtme 4. 1880; lineman, telephone; 
m. July 22, 1903. \\'innie Lockard ; no children. Res.. 
St. Francis, Kan. 
c. Laura Crosby, b. Sept. 21, 1883; m. to Mr. Limming. 

D. Margaret Crosby, b. June 11. 1886; m. to Mr. Turner. 

E. Sarah Crosby, b. April 1, 18S8 ; m. to Mr. Confor. 

F. Florida Crosby, b. June 27. 1891 : m. to Mr. Hammer. 

G. Gail Crosby, b. Sept. 2. 1894: in high school. 
H. Fay Cn.sby. b. March L 1897. 

I. Olive Crosby, b. Sept. 19. 1900. 


V. Mar_\- Anne Shuman. dau. of Jacob. Sec. 27 1 lt'36-18lt7 : m. 
to George W. Curry, of Middlebourne. W. \"a.. brother uf Cloanne. 
Five children : 


(1) Arabella Curry, b. July 22, 1S62. unmarried. 

(2) Margaret Curry, b. 1S64 : d. in childhood. 

(3) Esbon Curry, b. April 15. 1870: m. ; res.. Tyler 

Co., W. ^■a.' 

(4) Mary Curry, b. Feb. 28. 1872; d. in 18'J7. 

(5) Walter Curry, b. May 28. 1877 ; m. and resides in Tyler 
Co., \V. \a. ' 

vii. Jacob Shunian, son of Jacob. Sec. 27. born 18o9 ; m. Cloanne 
Curry (d. Feb. 24. i;il2'. sister to George \\\ Curry; res., Quaker 
City, O. ; farmer and machinist. They have four children; 

(1) Sylvanus Calvin .Shunian. b. April 7, 1863; m. ^^lary E. 
Douglass; res.. Quaker City. Calvin is a public school 
teacher. They have five children; 

A. William Lawrence, b. Aug. 19. 1888. in Xoble Co., 
O., and grew up on a farm, attending the public 
school of the neigh1)iirh,K.d until age fifteen. He 
entered the Quaker City High School, from which 
he graduated spring of 1908. Has been teaching 
and, as opportunity oiTered, attending school at 
Muskingum College, serving as instructor of bot- 
any during the summer terms of 1910 and Tl. 
Principal of the high school at Shiloh. O.. one 
year and a half. He became superintendent of 
the Hinckley township schools. Medina Co.. O.. 
near Cleveland, where he has been to the present 

B. Jacob Homer, b. 1SS9; m. May 1. 1912. Elizabeth 
Helen Woodburn. 

c. John Alva. b. 1892. 

D. Anna Bessie, b. 1897. 

E. George Harry, b. Oct. 21. 1900. 

(2) Mary Elizabeth Shuman. b. July 24. 1865 — unmarried. 

(3) Joseph Millroy Shuman, b. Jan. 16. 1866. Sec. 27-Ea. 

(4) Oscar Wellington Shutnan. b. Sept. 5, 1870; teacher, 
Quaker City. O. 

(3) Joseph Millroy Shuman, son of Jacob. Sec. 27-E, born Jan. 
16, 1866. He grew up on his father's farm and became a tiller of the 
soil. He is also a carpenter, and has built several buildings in Quaker 
City, where he resides. 


In 1908 he was appointed road superintendent for his township. 
For a number of years he was in the employ of the Deering Harvester 
Company, and after the merging of the companies into the Inter- 
national Harvester Company, he continued in the employ of the com- 
bine. Part of this time he was local agent, and part of the time trav- 
eling salesman. 

In 1902 he tra\eled awhile for the Acme Food Company, of 
Chicago. While he was "on the road" for the Harvester company, 
his two brothers. Calvin and Oscar, were local agents for the same 

In his letter quoted in Section 1, Joseph writes as follows: "My 
grandfather Jacob was a blacksmith, having been apprenticed to 
Jacob Lupfer of Juniata township. Jacob Shuman was b. about 1797 
and d. in 1878. His widow Margaret Siegfried lives with my father 
(1900), at the age of 96 years." [She died that year. — Ed.] Joseph 
married in 1S93, Cora .A.. Hartley, and has 

.X. Clyde Wellday, b'. March 14, 1894. 
B. Hazel Marie, h. Oct. 19, 1900. 


ix. Elizabeth Shuman, dau. of Jacob, Sec. 27, born 1845; m. 
in '66 to Robert Dailey ; m. second, in '71, to James Betts, brother to 
John. Two children by first union, seven by second: 

(1) Mary E. Dailey, b. 1S67 ; m. to Frank Hunt; res., Spencer 
Sta., Ohio. 

(2) Oliver Dailey, 1S69 ; d. in childhood. 

(3) Andrew I. Betts, 1872: carpenter: m. Hannah Harman ; 
res., Caldwell, O. 

(4) Harvey \V. Betts. 1875; m. Nora Brill and has one child — 
not reported. Res., Batesville, O. 

(5) Emma Betts, 1880; unm. 

(6) Altha Betts, 1883; m. to Oscar Douglass. Res., Bates- 
ville, O. 

(7) Blanche Betts, 1884; unm. 

(8) Roy Betts, 1889. 

(9) Eva Betts, 1891. 


3. Catharine Shuman, dau. of ADAM, Sec. 26, 1802-1890; m. 
to Jacob Mounts; res.. Federal, O. Seven children: 
i. Samuel Mounts, d. of consumption. 

V. Altha Mounts; m. to Henry Hyde and had several chil- 
dren. She is dead. 


Hiram Mmint- : m. Sarah Ellen Lun-f. .nl. and had several 
children. He is dead. 

Sarah Jane Muunts. b. Dee. 1:5, lS4o ; m. to John Appleton 
Clark, Nov. 4. 1^11 (b. Ajiril 20, 1S47). Tu'C children: 
(!) William Elmer Clark, b. Dec. 30, 1ST3: living in 
Homer township, Morgan Co., (). Res., Sharps- 
burg. C)., rural delivery. He is president of the 
school board, and owns fifty-five acres of land. 
He m. Dec. 2:>. 1806, Rosa P.ranch Carpenter (b. 
May 2. 1S75\ and they have two boys and two 
girl's : 

.V, Irvin Jennings Clark, b. April 21. 1S9S. 
p. Fred Melvin Clark, b. Jime 22. 1900. 
c. Orpha Lucile Clark, b. Oct. 27. 1902. 
D. Maggie Hazel Clark, b. Dec. 29. 1906. 
(2) Samuel Murcel Clark, b. March 3. 1S76 ; d. in 
Catharine Miaints: m. to James Dougherty. Res.. Glouces- 
ter, O. 

Evaline Mounts: m. to James Beall : res., Gloucester, O.. 
rural deli\ery. 

Mary Ann Mounts; m. to William McCathrine. who died: 
Mary Ann re^ide,-^ in Zak^-ki. \"inton Co., O. Eight chil- 
dren : 

(1) Tabitha Ann McCathrine: m. to Judson Tov>-n- 
send. Res.-, Zaleski, O.. two children (not re- 

(2) Sarah Adaline McCathrine. b. March 2.^. 1S63 : 
m. in 18SS to John Wesley West ib. June 15, 
1852). He died. Three children : 

.\. William Harley West. 

n. ' Bertha Eeona We<t. 

r. Elmer Mortimer West. 
(3) Francis McCathrine. b. March 3. 1867: m. July 
29, '91, liertha Hooper (b. March 7, 1874); res.. 
Carpenter, O. 

(4) William Luther McCathrine, b. July 2, 1877; m. 
April 4, 1896, Maude Blanche Sonder (b. July 3. 
1876). One child; 

..\. Eve Lucile McCathrine, b. March 26, 1904. 

(5) Jacob McCathrine ; m. and lives in Luhrig, O. 

(6) Mary McCathrine: m. to Jacob Young; res., Chil- 
licothe. O. 


(7) James McCatlirine: m. and resides in CluUi- 
cothe. O. 

(8) Belle McCatlirine: m. hr-t, to Mr. Townsend : 
second, to Mr. Triplett. and third, to Mr. Perdue. 
Res.. Chillicc.the. O. 


V. ANDREW SHUMAN. M,n -t Cieorge. Sec. 1, born Jan. 22. 
1774: d. Oct. 7. 1S.V2. He m. ni ImK) Elizabeth Miller (b. Dec. ■_'.■-), 
1777; d. Oct. ol. lS67i. .\t the time of his birth the mother. \\h,> wa-^ 
a Manning, died; a twin child, born with ANDREW, also died. 

Like his brothers. JOHN, HENRY and ADAM, he was a mill- 
wright, and like tliem he settled in Perry Co.. Pa., which in that day 
was a part of Cumberland count}'. 

He was a resident in the ^■icinity of Xew Bloomfield as early as 
1798; for in that year "Christ Union Church (log) was raised at 
Bloomfield, and Andrew Shuman co\'ered it with a substantial roof." 
In 1S02 he moved to Smith's Mill, now Markelsville. and in 1804 he 
moved to what is now Eshcol. 

In 1830 he donated ground for the Lutheran and German Re- 
formed church edifice at Eshcol. and the church was named St. An- 
drew's, in his honor. Dr. John C. Shuman. ff Akron. Ohi'.. sent the 
editor certain data about ciuirch membership and church confirma- 
tion, gathered from Rev. David Focht's "The Churches Between the 
Mountains," and among these data was found this donation of the 
ground for the "Saint Andrew's" church. The Doctor remarks : "St. 
Andrew Shuman's church looks well for your uncle. .-\t Tnwel ville. 
Snyder Co., Pa., was a church named St. Henry's church, after PTenry 
Swartz, who donated the ground." 

He was an elder of St. Andrew's church up to the time of his 
death in 1852. 

In 1815 Rev. Frederick Oberhausen. a Hollander, confirmed a 
class of catechumens in the house of ANDREW SHUMAN, near 
Shuman's church. The same reverend gentleman preached in the 
house of ANDREW SHUMAN, 1812-1814. 

In "Penna. Archives." Vol. 24, p. 769, ANDREW SHUMAN i^ 
credited with oOO acres of land, among the "\\'arrantees of Land." in 
Lancaster county. In the same \(.'lume. p. 54.'L are found CHRIS- 
TIAN and JACOB, brothers <.f ANDREW. 

The most hotly contested election in Saville township was at the 
time of the adoption of the public school system. Judge Robert 
Elliott favored the system, and ANDREW SHUMAN opposed it. 
That was in the year \S-V). 'YW\< o[)position on the jiart of ANDREW 


SHUMAN will be more easily understood when we read in "Studies 
of American Immigration." by Sidney G. Fisher, of Philadelphia, that 
as a class the Germans "resisted quite seriously the introduction of 
the public school system in Pennsylvania in 1834." 

He was a commissioner of Perry county in 1834, along with 
George Beaver (whose daughter Ellen was married to Uriah Shuman, 
of Millerstown). Sec. 23-B. At Eshcol he built a grist mill and saw- 
mill; this property was the heritage of his son Andrew for many 
years. About a mile above, on the same stream, he built a mill and 
saw-mill for his son John. 

Uncle ANDREW SHUMAN was one of the two uncles whom 
the editor knew personally. The other was CHRISTIAN; and these 
two brothers were doubtless brought up together under the tutela^-e 
of Catharine Pfeiffer. who was the mother of the latter and the step- 
mother of the former. And though only half-brothers, they bore a 
strong resemblance to each other, and a close affection existed be- 
tween them during all their lives. 

To ANDREW and Elizabeth SHUMAN were born eight chil- 
dren : 

1. John Shuman, b. Oct. 3, 1801, Sec. 30. 

2. Samuel Shuman, b. Aug. 12, 1807, Sec. 31. 

3. Andrew Shuman, b. May 9, 1809, Sec. 32. 

4. Mary Shuman, b. about 1811, Sec. 33. 

5. Elizabeth Shuman, b. Sept. 2, 1813, Sec. 34. 

6. Jacob Shuman, b. March 23, 1815, Sec. 35. 

7. Catharine Shuman, b. Jan. 1, 1S18, Sec. 36. 

8. Caroline Shuman. b. Nov. 18, 1824, Sec. 37. 


1. John Shuman. son of ANDREW, Sec. 29, born Oct. 3, 1801; 
d. April 26, 1891 ; owned a farm, a grist mill and a saw-mill. He m. 
May 13, 1824, Elizabeth Kochenderfer (b. Jan. 26, 1805; d. July 10, 
1851), sister to George (Sec. 34). He m. second, Feb. 5, 1852, the 
widow Rebecca Ann Shamberger, born Crane (b. June 5, 1819; d. 
March 18, 1887). Her sisters were Mary Jane, Rebecca and Rose, 
and her brother was Irving Crane, a railroad conductor. 

John was a stout, well-built man — what one may call a rough- 
and-ready sort of man — a persistent hard-worker, and lived on a ven.- 
rough and hilly farm southeast of Ickesburg, in Juniata township. 
He was a man of considerable influence in his community, possessed 
of good sense, and though illiterate, displayed a high degree of intel- 
ligence in business aftairs and in political questions. He was a Meth- 
odist of the old school— "a shoutin' Methodist"— and used a dutchitied 


lingo peculiar to him as the first born of uncle ANDREW'S children. 
My uncle ANDREW, as well as his wife. Elizabeth, used the 
"Pennsyl\-ania Dutch" freely, and always spoke a broken English. 
This brogue was in a slight degree perceptible in his brothers and 
sisters. The family all lived in one neighborhood, in Raccoon \'alley 
and vicinity. This valley nestles along the southern slope of the 
Tuscarora Mountain, in Pern,' county. 

One morning in July. 1S80. with a freshly ground scythe, he was 
carrying his grain cradle on his shoulder, on his way to the harvest 
field. He attempted to climb over a fence, and had one leg over the 
top rail when he lost his balance and fell backward into the cradle. 
the scythe cutting off his left hand, leaving the thumb hanging by the 
skin. Dr. Orrin Orris, of Newport, and Dr. J. D. ShuU, of Markels- 
ville, assisted by Dr. Mitchell, amputated the hand at the wrist. His 
youngest dau.. Carrie Emma, in relating this sad accident, says: "In 
six weeks he was out. trying to plow out his potatoes." This hap- 
pened when he was in his 79th year. He lived a decade after this. 
and was sound, and supple, and hardy up to the close of his long 

The following item appeared in the same county paper from 
which was taken the obituary of his brother Jacob: 

"Wednesday morning John Shuman. of Juniata township, took 
way passenger train for Millerstown, to attend the funeral of his 
brother, Jacob Shuman. John Shuman is in his 90th year, and is as 
hale and hearty, barring the loss of his left hand and the rheumatism 
in his right leg, as many a man of 60 years." 

The following notice of John's death was published in one of the 
county papers: 

Sudden Death — John Shuman died suddenly at his home, in 
Juniata township, on Sabbath morning (May 7, 1891). He had been 
enjoying his usual health, and on the morning of his death had told 
his daughter, who had risen early to perform the duties of the house- 
hold, that he would remain in bed for awhile. When she returned 
from some work outside the house, she heard a groan upstairs, and 
hastening there she found her father, partly dressed, lying uncon- 
scious on the floor. Neighbors were summoned, but he never regained 
consciousness. The deceased was ninety years of age. was widely 
known throughout the county for kindly qualities of mind and heart. 
He was a member of the M. E. church. About a month ago a brother, 
Jacob Shuman, died at Millerstown. Two brothers, Andrew, of Cen- 
ter township, aged 82, and Samuel, of Nebraska, aged Si. survive him. 

There were nine children by the first union, six by the second: 
i. Mary, b. April 2. 1825. Sec. .'BO-A. 


ii. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 2. lS-26: .!. Oct. 10. 1S2T. 

iii. Catharine E.. b. March 2ti. 1S2;1. Sec. oO-B. 

iv. Andrew, b. Aug. 4. 1^34 : cl. Aug. 27. 1S:U. 

V. luhn K.. b. Sept. 27. 1S36. Sec. 30-C. 

vi David, b. Tune 12. 1S39: d. Aug. 13, 1S39. 
vii Margaret E.. b. April 9. 1841 : d. Feb. 10. lSo9. The death 
of th^is girl in the bloom of youth was pronounced bone 
erysipelas. She had been to church and complained .:.f 
feeling verv ill. The physician was summoned. The 
family went to dinner. The physician remarked that by 
the time they were done with their dinner it would all be 
over. At the end of the dinner ^largaret was dead, 
viii. Infant, 1S43. 

ix Caroline, b. Mav 2.5. 1S46 : d. July 4. 1S46. 

X. George Irving Shuman. b. Sept. 11. 1S.>!: d. Jan. 12. 1^G4. 

xi. Lewis W'avne Shuman. b. ("Jct. 4. 1S55. Sec. 30-D. 
xii. Samuel Reese Shuman. b. 18.37 ; m. in '83 Bolivia X'incent. 
Resides in Milwaukee. Wis., and has two children— n..t 
xiii Anna Rebecca Shuman. b. July 9. 18:.9. dau. ot John an,l 
Rebecca Ann Shuman. She was m. July 8, '83. to Martm 
Burd (b. March 4, I860', son of Solomon Burd and Cath- 
arine Wagner. Eight children: 

(1) Lewis Shuman Burd. b. Feb. 22. 1884. 

(2) John Reese Burd. b. July 16. 1886: <1. July 27, 

(3) Caroline Rebecca Burd, b. Nov. 26. 1888. 

(4) Lawrence Franklin Burd. b. Aug. 18. 1891: m. 
Feb. 15, 1912. Bertha .\. Smith. 

(5) Charles Ray Burd. b. Feb. 27. 1893: m. Grace L. 
Creamer, Oct. 24. 1912. 

(6) Homer Austin Burd. b. July 16. 1896 ; d. infant. 

(7) Harry S. Burd. b. July 16. 1899 : d. Aug. 30, 1899. 

(8) Infant, b. Feb.. 1902. 

xiv Carrie Emma Shuman. b. June 20, 1863: m. to Samuel 
Anderson. Nov. 26. 1907. Res.. Markelsville. Perry Lo.. 


XV. Joshua Elmer Shuman. b. Feb. 1, 1867: d. m intancy. 


i. Marv Shuman. dau. of John, Sec. 30: born April 2. 182-5: d. 
March. 1867; m. Nov. 15. '49. to George Long (b. May 18, 1824 i, son 
of Peter. Thev had eight children : 

.•I rt;flio(_ 


(1) Emmaretta Lmh-. >.. Aug, m. 1>:.n: ni. March 1. "72. to 
William Har\ey Smith. ~"n cf Martin Smith. <ji Milf. ird. 
Perry Co.. Ta.. and ha.l 

.\. Daughter, d. in infancy. 

B. Lewis Henry Smith, h. .May 1(1. 1S7.'). unmarried: 
carpenter, but prefers farm life, and was working 
on a farm at l-"arniingtnn. 111., for S'^me }"ears ; is 
now back home working at his trade. 

c. Frank Martin Smith, b. Atig. 13, 1S79. He is an 
invalid, afflicted with bone scrofula — disease nf the 

(2) Martin Shuman Long. b. Oct. 29, 1831: d. Dec. 22. 1S32. 

(3) Jeremiah Long, b. Dec. 2. 1853; d. Jan. 12. 1008: unmar- 
ried; he worked in the gold and silver mines of Leadx'illc, 
Colo., and died there. 

(4) George Alfred Long, b. Oct. 8. 1836; d. May 13. 1837. 

(5) Willis S. Long. b. Aug. 31. 1838. Sec. 30-Aa. 

(6) Catharuie Ellen Long. b. Aug. 31. 1838: d. July 7. 1830. 
twin sister to Willis S. 

(7) John Long. b. Dec. 27. 1861: d. next day. 

(S) Lewis Henry b. Dec. 10. 1862: d. Jan. 28. 1886. in 

(5) Willis Sylvester Long, <..n of Mary. Sec. 30-A : born Aug. 
31. 1838. in Perry Co.. Pa. He went to Iowa in 1879. "without any- 
thing," and he now (.'wns 166 acres, clear, ^■alued at -$100 an acre. 
He m., in '84. Miss Mary Elizabeth May dau. of James M. and Susan 
May, who reside at Coliimbia. Marion Co., Iowa. Willis says, "Iowa 
can't be beat" ; and he might have added, that for energy and perse- 
verance the Perry county boy can't be beat! He resides at Chariton. 
Iowa. Three children : 

A. Edith May, b. March 11, 1883; m. Oct. 23, 1903, to 
Frank E. Crawford, son of John B. and Alice. He is a 
farmer and teacher. Two children : 

a. Oletha Maurene Crawford, b. April 24. 1910. 

b. Lois M. Crawford, b. April 11. 1913. 

B. Emmaretta, twin sister of Mary Jeannetta, b. .\ug. 27. 
1888; m. Sept. 3, 1912, to Robert 11. Askren. 

c. Mary Jeannetta (Xettiei. b. 27, 1888; m. Feb. 12. 
1911, to Clarence L. Rowland, son of J. Marion and 
Charlotte Rowlanil. He is a farmer. They have 
a. Franklin P. Rowland, b. Mav 14. 1912. 


iii. .Catharine E. Shuman. dau. oi John, Sec. 30. born March 

26, 1829; d. Aug. 2S, 1808; m. to Sylvester K. Baltozer (b. Feb. 2, 

1831; d. April 15, 1903), farmer. Si.x children: 

(1) John Shuman Caltozer, ISoT-lOOl:; m. Sept. 22, '78, Mary 
M. Bogdan (b. March 23, 1S6(1\ dau. of Charles Boirdan 
and Elizabeth Settle. Her father came from Germany. 
He was a miller and lived at Long's Mill, near Blain, 
Perry Co., Pa., and it was there that his dau. Mary met 
her future husband, John Shuman Baltozer. Elizabeth 
Settle was born in Center county, near Bellefonte. 
John Shuman Baltozer was a teacher and farmer. He 
moved to Derry, Westmoreland county, in '90, and was 
division foreman on the Penna. R. R. After his death, in 
1904, his widow moved to Northeast. Erie county. Pa., to 
be near to her daughter, Mr<. .\ndre\v .\nderson. Eight 
children were b, to John S. and Hilary Baltozer: 

A. Sarah Catharine, b. March 25, ISSO ; m. first, to 
Andrew Anderson, who d. Dec. 23, 1907; m. sec- 
ond, Jan. 27, 1910, to Henry Luke. She had a dau. 
to Mr. Anderson and a son to Mr. Luke: 

a. Lydia Florence Anderson, b. 1903. 

b. Harry Herman Luke. b. 1911. 

B. Margaret Elizabeth, b. Aug. 11, ISSl ; m. in 1903 
to Henry F. Sampson, and has 

a. Rebecca Sampson, b. 1904. 

b. Luella Sampson, b. 1907. 

c. Helen Fay Sampson, b. Xov. 27, 1911. 

C. Samuel Luther, b. Jan. IS. 1SS2; m. Dec. 19, 1904, 
Mary Cowan. He is a locomotive fireman, P. R. R., 
and lives at Derry. They have 

a. Naomi Baltozer, b. Xov. 1. 1905. 

b. Mary Baltozer. b. March 11, 1909. 

D. Mabel Gertrude (T6S4-1911i : m. in 1905 to James 
Clark Campbell, brakeman, who was killed on the 
P. R. R.. Oct. 2. 1910. Mabel left Derry, to live 
with her mother at Northeast, Erie Co.. Pa., where 
was born her fourth child in the following May. 
Some time in June, Mrs. Campbell, with her four 
children, made a visit to Derry, her former h'jme. 
where she was taken ill and passed away on the 
night of June 21. 1911, leaving four orphaned chil- 


a. James Clark Campbell, b. 1906. 

b. George Wilber Campbell, b. 190S. 

c. Russell Carlton Campbell, b. 1909. 

d. Frances Grace Campbell, b. May .5, 1911. 

E. Grace Luella, b. Nov. 14. 1SS6 : she was m. to Tohn 
H. Snoddy in 1907 and has 

a. George ^^"illiam Snoddy. b. Oct. 22, 1911. 

F. Edna Pearl, b. .\pril 14, 1S94. 

G. Joseph Sylvester, infant, 3 m. 22 days. 
H, George Ruff, b. Aug. 31, 1899. 

(2) David K. Baltozer. b. Oct. 28, 1859. He m. Tan. 29. '84, 
Mary Alice W'entz (b. July 13. 1862). and had eight chil- 
dren : 

A. \\'illiam Cleveland, b. Nov. 5, 1884; d Feb ''O 

B. Minnie Catharine, b. Feb. lo. 1886. 

c. George \\'entz. b. Sept. 17. 1887; d. Dec. 15, 1906. 

D. Elsie Salome, b. April 8. 1889; d. Oct. 3, 1901. 

E. Edith Catharine, b. March 3. 1891. 

F. Edward Roy. b. Dec. 4. 1893. 

G. Benjamin, b. June 4. 1896. 

H. Jacob, twin brother of Benjamin. 
(3) Sarah Ellen Baltozer, b. Jan. 29. 1861 ; m. Nov. 13, '80, to 
Franklin Jacob Stambaugh, son of Wm. A. and Mary A. 
Stambaugh, of Blain, Perry Co., Pa. : res.. Newport. Perry 
county. They have ten children : 

A. Mary Catharine Stambaugh. b. Oct. 21. 1881; m. 
Dec, 1900, to Edward Stahl, of Blain, Perry Co., 
Pa., farmer. 

B. Chester Andrew Stambaugh. b. April 10, 1883; m. 
Feb., 1907, Elsie Swartz ; res., Harrisburg, Pa., 
where he is air-brake inspector for P. R. R. They 

a. Dorothy .Alice Stambaugh. 

C. George William Stamt)augh, b. June 21. 1SS5 ; d. 
Nov. 14, 1908. 

D. Daniel Lloyd Stambaugh. b. Nov. 17. 1887 ; teacher, 
Newport, Pa.; m. Jan., 1907, Mary E. Leonard, 
and has 

a. Oscar Stambaugh. 

E. Minerva Gertrude Stambaugh. b. Sept. 9, 1890. 

F. Anna Elizabeth Stambaugh. b. March 3L 1892. 

of [dim. 

Sec. 30: hr,rn 

1833-1 ino 

: re?., E^hci 

57 : d. DcL 

. 30. 1S57. 

•22, 1S5!1: 

m. Jan. 17, '78 

ISoli, ?M 

1 iif Jdlin Riir- 

^even cliil 

Iren : 

b. June 2 

1S79 : m. Feb 

eger. wli. 

i5 a grad. oi 

nd taugl 

t eight years 


G. Rose .e Uly.-^fes Sylve:^tcr Stanibaugh, b. Ai 

ISn."): d. Feb. 7, 1903. 
H. Fay Madeline Stanibaugh. b. Jan. 20. 1S97. 
I. Jennie Almira Stanibaugh. b. March 9. 1S99. 
J. -Margaret \" St;inibaugh. b. June 3. 1900. 


iii. John Kochenderfer ."^human. son 
Sept. 27. 1S36: ni. in ''i6. Sarah Barkley 
Perry Co.. Pa. Six children: 

(1) Sylvester Shunian. b. Dec. 12. L" 

(2) Rebecca Jane Shunian. b. April 
to William r.urrell ( b. Xov. 12 
rell and Catharine Burkiepile. 

A. Sarali Catharine Burrell. 
14. 190.-), to John F. Sv 
Ne\v[)(irt High School. 
They have 

a. Paul Burrell Sweger. b. Feb. 16. 1906. 

b. Russell Sweger. b. Feb. 27. 1910. 
r.. Lida May Burrell. b. Feb. 2S. 1S81. 

c. ArviUa Lucinda Burrell. b. May 4. 1883: m. March 
6. 1906. to John L, Linn, and has 

a. Margaret Rebecca Linn, b. Dec. 2. 1906. 

b. Caroline Burrell Linn. b. .\Lay 11, 1908. 

D, John Luther Burrell. b. July 14, 188,-3. 

E, Annie Burrell. b. Jan. 7, 1888. 

F, Sylva Pearl Burrell, b. May 10. 1890; grad. Rock- 
ford High School; teacher. 

r.. Rebecca Jane Burrell, b. Jan. 2-'), 1893. 

(3) Martin Luther Shuman, b. June 1, 1861; m. to Elizabeth 
Riesinger, dan. of Henry Z. Riesinger. They reside at 
Ickesburg and have no children. 

(4) George W. Shuman. b. .Vpril 24. 1863; d. in infancy. 

(5) Mary Catharine Shuman, b. July 4. 1864: m. to Levi W. 
Bender (b. Feb. 16. 1864:1. Four children: 

A. John Shuman Bender, b. Jan. 1. 1899. 

B. Charles Edward Bender, b. Xov. 19. 1901. 
c. Florence May Bender, b. Jan. 1. 1904. 

D. Amanda Bender, b. 1907. 

(6) Ida M. Shunian. b. [ulv 22. 1>67; d. Jan. 23. 1868. 



vi. Le\\-is \\'a> no Shunian. -' 'ii i>i John. Sec. 30. born Oct. 4. 
1855, second cliild by the second marriage. Hi? mother was Rebecca 
Aim Crane. Born in Perry Co.. Pa., near Ickesburg. on a hill farm — 
a steep portion of which was known as "High Barney" — he became 
early innred tn the sturdy life of a farmer's son. But. a< the sequel 
will shiiw. the farmer's hfe \va- ma to his liking. 

Besides the district -c1iim>1. he received the benetit of three sum- 
mer terms at Bloomheld .\cadeniy. in his nati\e county — '"■!. 'T') ami 
'76. He taught public >chool continuously from !■', t>j 's:i. teaching 
three terms in his native county, three at Earlville. 111., and four at 
.\urora. Xeb. He had begun another term in 'S:!. when in Xo\cmlK-r 
he was elected clerk of the court in the Hamilton county district, of 
which Aurijra is the count_\' seat. Besides this office, he was aiipointed 
a deputy in the coimt}' clerk's oftice. serving his four-year term as 
clerk of court, and continuing as deputy to the year '92. when he 
assumed the office of county clerk, to which he had liecn elected in 
'91. and held the office during '92 and '93. During the year 1''|':1 '^e 
served as deput_\- county clerk under a populist administration. In 
1894 he was grand chancellor of the Knights of Pythias for Nebraska. 
In 1894 he engaged in real estate, and continued in that business a 
number of years, changing his residence to Longbeach. Cal. 

In 1892 he m. Mary J. Lamont. dau. of Robert Lamont and Mary 
Waddle, both natives r,i .Scotland, and who are now residing at Long- 
beach, Cal. 

Dec. 5. 1911. he was elected City Auditor of Longbeach f-.T a 
term ending January. 1914. They ha\e two children: 

(1) Paul Shuman. b. Jan. 7. 1898. 

(2) Mary Rebecca .^human. b. 1903. 


2. Samuel Shuman. .-.n of ANDREW. Sec. 29. born .\ug, 12. 
1807; d. May 7. 1892. He was tall, portly, athletic and agile. He was 
the champion wrestler of Perry county and had many a hand-to-hand 
tussle with Fred Hartman. who was ?hort but wiry. 

Jan. 1, 1833. he m. Susanna Bixler, sister to Joseph. She was 
b. Feb. 7, 1813 ; d. Oct. 5. 1902. 

The family lived at what is now L.-hcoI. a post-office : but in the 
earlier days it went by the name of The Narrows, and had n.i po-tal 
facilities, nor mercantile advantages. Now it has both. The place 
was more definitely ku'iwn as "Shuman's Church." where was th.e 
old Lutheran edifice 'St. Andrew's . used by the Lutheran and the 
German Reformed pe.iple. A large cemetery i> connected with it. 


and in thi^ Goers acre sleep many oi the chilflren and grandchildren 
of ANDREW, the lather oi the subject of this sketch. 

Besides his farm. Samuel also owned a tannery at Eshcol. of 
which his son Andrew J. was the foreman. After the death of this 
son, Samuel sold the plant and purchased in ISGl the old Ickes place 
at Ickesburg. where he resided until 1873 : then, selling the farm, he 
moved to Markels\ille. in the same county. Two years later he 
removed to Cassville. in Huntingdcin county, where he had pur- 
chased a farm and a sawmill. 

In 1S79 he sold out his holdings in Pennsylvania and settled at 
Cairo, Hall Co., Neb., where he died in '92. an octogenarian of nearly 
85 years. He was bright in intellect, and with the advantages of an 
education he would have made his mark. 

Susanna, devoted wife and mother, survived her husband by ten 
years, and passed away at the home of her son Elias, in Grand 
Island, Xeb., in her ninetieth year. 

From early manhood Samuel was a member of the Lutheran 
church, and was a deacon in St. Andrew's. As a farmer he was pro- 
gressive, and kept seeking for something better. In social life he was 
affable, conscientious and approachable, making friends wherever he 
lived. I find in Rev. D. H. Focht's book, "The Churches Between 
the Mountains," that Samuel Shuman was confirmed at Loysville 
in 1826, in the spring, by Rev. John \\'illiam Heim. In 1850 he was 
chairman of the convention of Liverpool Parish, held in Bloomfield, 
"to consider the propriety of arranging said congregations into three 
different pastorates." In lSo3, Rev. William Gerhart confirmed An- 
drew J. and Susan, children of Samuel. In October 27, 1855. Rev. 
David H. Focht confirmed Miss Mary Catharine and Miss Sarah Ann 
Shuman, daughters respecti\-ely of Samuel and Andrew, brothers. 
Dec. 8, 1860, Jacob B. and Rebecca were confirmed, children of 

Samuel and Susanna Shuman had thirteen children: 

i. Caroline Shuman. b. Dec. 9. 183:3: d. Feb. 20. 1834. 
ii. Andrew J. Shuman. b. May 11. 1835; m. Sept. 2, 1859, 
Catharine Bixler (dau. of Joseph), and twenty days after 
the nuptials he died of typhoid fever, in the same month 
of their wedding. Catharine was his first cousin. She 
bore to him a dau. Elsie, who d. in childhood. The young 
widow was m., second, to Peter Baker, brother to \\'illiam 
E. (Sec. 31-A). Andrew J. Shuman was a fine specimen 
of athletic mould, vigor and robustness, and bade fair to 
be the last to succumb to anv mortal disease. He wa- in 


his twenty-fifth year, and was foreman of his father's tan- 
nery at Eshcol. Perry Co., Pa., where he was born. 

iii. Susanna Bixler Sluiman. b. Dec. 12, 1S37, Sec. .'Bl-A. 

iv. Jacob Bixler Shunian, h. June -i. 1839, Sec. 31-B. 

V. Mary Catharine Shuman, b. March 31. 1S41 ; d. Dec. 1S72; 
m. Oct. 22, '64, to Jesse K. Smith ; res., Osborne, Mo. 
They had two boys and one girl. Only the names of two 
have been learned : 

(1) Samuel S. Smith. 

(2) Rhoda Smith. 

vi. Rebecca Shuman. b. March 13. 1843; d. 1896; m. to 
Thomas J. Mehattey, of Hamilton, Mo., farmer, Osborn, 
Mo. Five children : 

(1) Loyola Mehattey: m. to Grant Shirley, of At- 
lanta, Neb. Farming and threshing. Two 
daughters, not reported. 

(2) Maude Mehatt"ey. 

(3) Stella Mehatt'ey'. 

(4) Rhetta Mehaffey. 

(5) FLarry Mehaffey. 

vii. Samuel Shuman. b. Aug. 20, 1S44 ; d. June 4. 186.5. Sam- 
uel enlisted in the Civil War. On his way home from the 
service he was assassinated on a street in Cincinnati, 
Ohio. The particulars of this awful tragedy were never 
viii. John Shuman. b. June 7. 1846, Sec. 31-C. 
Lx. Joseph Shuman. b. June 17, 1848; d. Jan. 20. 1849. 
X. Lucinda Shuman. b. July 27. 1850; d. March 5, 18.52. 
xi. Elias Shuman, b. Dec. 10. 1852; m. Mrs. Jennie \\hite, 
whose maiden name was Drennan. He was educated in 
the law, and was ready for admission to the bar when he 
dropped the law and devoted himself to agriculture; res.. 
Grand Island, Xeb. He died Aug. 6, 1913, aged 60 years 
8 months. 
xii. Barbara Elizabeth Melinda Shuman, b. Jan. 28, 1855, 

Sec. 31-D. 
xiii. Timothy Baxter Shuman, b. Aug. 1. 1857, Sec. 31-E. 


iii. Susanna Bixler Shuman. dau. of Samuel, Sec. 31 ; born Dec. 

12, 1837; m. Feb. 27, '59, to William E. Baker (b. April 20, 1834; d. 

Oct. 16, 1900). Prof. Baker was one of the oldest, ablest and most 

successful teachers of Perrv countv. Pa.; he was born in Tuniata 


township, at a place now known as Liggett, half a mile south of the 
village of Ickesburg. Air. Baker was a self-made man, with no advan- 
tages except the inheritance from his parents of a fine penetrating 
mind and noble impulses. 

For many years he stood at the head of the teachers' profession 
in his native county and he was always an important factor in the 
county institutes. 

Dr. John D. Baker, of Kshcol. and Peter Baker, of Cassville. Hun- 
tingdon county. Pa., were his brothers, sons of John Baker of Liggett. 
William E. Baker was a soldier in the Civil War, and served as ser- 
geant of Company F, P. \'. Inf. 

Mr. Baker was a close student of nature, and in his later years 
contributed a number of valuable articles to the government weather 
bureau at ^\'ashington. D. C. 

On account of his high attainments by hard study and close 
application, Mr. Baker was familiarly known as "Prof." William E. 
Baker. He died of heart failure at his home in Eshcol. His widow- 
resided in their home a year or two and then was induced to take up 
her residence with her daughter. Mrs. Willis B. Shull, in Ickesburg. 
where she is at the present time. They had eight children : 

(1) Mark T. Baker, b. Aug. 12. 1S60 : teacher; m. in 'OL Grace 
Elder, and has a son : 

.\. Asa Baker, b. 1S92. 

(2) Samuel Shuman, Baker, b. March 20. 1S62; teacher; m. 
Cora Spielman, and resides in Audubon, Iowa. They 
have a son : 

A. Samuel R. Baker. He lives with his uncle Luke, 
in New Bloomtield, Perry Co., Pa. 

(3) John G. Baker, b. Oct. 29, lS64;'m. Rose Wickey, sister to 
H. J. He is a clerk in the Pension Office, Washington. 
D. C. 

(4) Luke Baker, b. Jan. 10. 1S67; he began to teach when he 
was si.xteen, and taught for seven years. He read law 
with the late Hon. Charles H. Smiley, of Bloomtield, while 
teaching, and was admitted to the bar of Perry county in 
1891. He accepted a clerkship under the government, and 
took a post-graduate course in a law school at Washing- 
ton, D. C, and since April, 1S93. he has been practicing 
law in Bloomfield, Perry Co.. Pa., where he resides. He 
m. Oct. 3, 1S94, Emily Ferguson, dau. of John F. Fergu- 
son and Sarah Raffensperger. They have no children of 
their own, but are rearing Samuel R. Baker, a son of his 
brother, Samuel Shuman Baker. 

,T.>/1.'...1 O 


(5) Aurora May Baker, b. May 1. 1S70: m. to Willis B. Shull 
(b. Dec. 14, 1;^37^ farmer, proprietor of the old Ickcs 
farm at Ickesburg. residing in the village. Aurora May's 
mother lives with them. Willis Bucher Shull's parents 
were William Shull and Elizabeth Rice. His grandfather 
was Samuel Shull. son of Frederick Scholl, b. 172S, at 
Stuttgart, in the kingdom of Wiirtemberg. Germany. Wil- 
lis's mother, Elizabeth Rice, was the dau. of George Rice 
and Magdalene Ickes, dau. of Nicholas Ickes and Su>anna 
Ley. Mr. Shull had no children by Aurora May Baker, 
but by a former wife. Bertha A. Rice, he had five children: 
David Hiram. 1870, m. Daisy Bistline (Beistlein). Sec. 
32-A; Cora Ellen, 1S81, m. to W. D. Reisinger; Harry 
Alfred, 1SS4 ; Clarence Leroy. 18S6, m. Carrie Ensminger; 
James Martin, 1890, teacher, at home. Mr. Shull pur- 
chased the Ickes farm in 1897. He owns also the Nich- 
olas Hench place in Ickesburg, where he resides. 

(6) Eftie Rose Baker, b. Aug. 29. 1872: m. to H. J. Wickey, 
brother to Rose Wickey. He is superintendent of schools 
in Middletown, Pa. They have four children: 

A. Susanna \\'ickey. 

B. Henrietta Wickey. 

c. Lewis Baker Wickey. 
D. Aurora ^lay Wickey. 

(7) Asa Milne Baker, 1877-1882. 

(8) Zelica Daisy Baker, b. May 28, 1880; m. to Lewis H. 
Gingrich, son of Jacob fSec. 37). and has a son: 

A. Luke Gingrich, b. July 6, 1904. 


iv. Jacob Bi.xler Shuman. son of Samuel, Sec. 31. born June 4, 
1839; m. March 6, '65, Jane E. Boden, who d. April 29. 1874, dau. of 
Robert C. Boden and Susanna Ickes Rice, and granddaughter of John 
Rice and IMargaret Ickes, dau. of Nicholas Ickes and Susanna, born 
Ley; m. second, Feb. 14, '78, Maria Frances Taylor, dau. of Isaac 
Taylor and Nancy Elias. 

Jacob B. was a soldier in the Civil War, Co. F, 104th P. V. I. He 
was a salesman in a grocery, in Huntingdon, Pa., where his family 
reside. In attempting the treatment of a large mole on his shoulder 
he contracted blood-poisoning, from which he died. Feb. 21. 1911. 
Four children by the first marriage and a dau. by the second : 

(1) William, b. March 29, 1867; d. April 10, 1867. 

(2) Mary, b. Aug. 18. 1868 ; d. Aug. 30, 1868. 


(3) Emma SluiniaiT. h. Aug. 2S. 1S70; m. in 1907. to Frederick 

C. Briggs, of Xew York City. Emma is eligible as a 

D. A. R.. being a great-granddau. of Nicholas Ickes, of 
Ickesburg. who went into the army as a substitute for 
George Evans, in 17S0. and ""remained until peace was 
declared." Mr. Rriggs is a metalic lather, but for the last 
few years he has had charge of concrete work in large 
fireproof buildings. Res.. New York City. One child : 

A. Willard IBriggs, b. April 14. lOOs' 

(4) Samuel R.. b. April 8. 1874: d. July 11. 1874. 

(5^ Minnie C, b. Jan. 17. 1880; m. to William R. Cornelius 
(b. Jan. 27. 1884). He is with the Blair Mfg. Co.. Hun- 
tingdon, Pa. They have two children : 

A. Robert Shuman Cornelius, b. Jan. I.t. 1910. 

B. William Clarence Cornelius, b. Sept. 24. 1911. 

^ SECTION 31-C. 

viii. John Shuman, srm of Samuel. Sec. 31. born June 7. 1846. 
Reared partly on the farm at Eshcol. and partly C)n the Ickes farm 
at Ickesburg; he m. Nov. 15. '70. Miss Diana Jane Shaetter. of Ickes- 
burg (b. at Landisburg. Feb. 27, 1850). They kept a hotel in New 
Eloomheld the first two years, then moved to Cassville. Huntingdon 
county, where during the next four years he operated the sawmill 
for his father, and then moved to Ickesburg. where he tilled the farm 
of his father-in-law for one }ear. 

In '79 he and his father moved to Nebraska, where he resided 
during the next twenty-one years. Then, disheartened by the short- 
ness of the rainfall, he moved into the Bear River Valley, an irrigated 
district, in Boxelder county, in the northwestern corner of Utah. He 
settled at Tremonton. in 1900, where he is residing today. 

John Shuman and his father Samuel li\-ed at Cairo. Hall Co., 
Neb., where his father died. John's wife, Diana Jane, was the daugh- 
ter of George B. Shaefifer and Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob Ritter. of 
Loysville, Perry Co., Pa. Diana Jane's mother died at her home in 
Ickesburg in 1894. She was a sister of John B. Ritter, of Tyrone 
township. Perry Co., Pa., and Mrs. John Evinger, of Spring town- 
ship, same county. 

Four sons : 

(1) Samuel Earl Shuman, b. July '24. 1872; d. Sept. 14. 1872. 

(2) George Shaetter Shuman, b. Dec. 9, 1875; farmer. Res.. 
Garland, Utah, electrician. He m. Dot Boyd, Oct. 6. 1897. 
dau. of A. Rudy Boyd and wife. Alton. Her brothers are 
Harry and Alton. Alfred and Guy. residing at Cairo, Xeb. 
George and Dot have a dau.. 


A. E:isie May Shunian. b. Sept. 26, 1898. 

(3) Charles Emory Shuman. b. March 2. 1881: d. Nov. 15. 

(4) Warren W'artl Shuman, b. March 7, 1887; m, Nov. 29, 
1905, Ellen Thomas, dau. of David and Elizabeth Thomas. 


xii. Barbara Elizabeth Melinda Shnman, dan. of Samuel. Sec. 
31, born Jan. 28, 1855: m. Oct. 25, '85, to Edwin Anderson Kent, of 
Shelton, Neb., farmer, son of Edwin Kent and Mary Lane. Mary 
Lane was a Kentuckian. Edwin Kent came fr(^m England with his 
parents. His great-uncle. Sir John Kent, was knighted by Queen \'ic- 
toria, and was governor of \'an Diemens Land. 

Mr. and Mrs. Kent have three children: 

(1) Ida Clare, b. July, 1887 : milliner, Ogden. 

(2) Samuel B., b. Dec, 1888: is studying telegraphy and is 
helper to agent at W'alcott, W'yo. 

(3) Nellie G., b. Sept., 1893: teaching bkpg. in Business Col- 
lege in Ogden. 

xiii. Timothy Baxter Shuman, son of Samuel, Sec. 31, born 
Aug. 1, 1857: he taught school at Broad Top, Huntingdon Co., Pa., 
1878, and at Allensville, Mifflin county, 1879. ^^■ent to Nebraska, 
spring of 1880, with his parents: returned after eighteen month-, and 
taught school at Allensville, where he opened a store in the spring, 
and after an uphill experience of two years closed out. He clerked for 
Wm, Mann & Co., Reedsville, four years. He was appointed by Gov. 
Pattison register and recorder of Mifflin cimnty. He has been a com- 
mercial traveler for twenty-six years. In 1912 Mr. Shuman built an 
apartment house, "between acts,'' as he says, at the cor. of Herald 
street and Logan avenue, which he has named "La Mar," using the 
first three letters of his daughter's first name. It consists of five apart- 
ments and an office. 

He m. Nov. 20. '55, Emma S. King. dau. of Joseph and Nancy 
King, Allensville, Mift'lin Co., Pa., and they have one child: 

(1) Margaret Henry Shuman, b. 1886. Slie was educated in 
the public schools of Tyrone; entered \\'ilson's College, 
Chambersburg, in September, 1901. and spent three years 
in that institution. In the year 1906 she was under the 
instruction of Miss Mason Hall, learning china painting, 
in New Ytirk City. She was m. April 10, 1913, to E. S. 
Hooker, purchasing agent for paper mill. They went to 
housekeeping in Tyrone, Pa., the place of ^L^rgaret's birth. 



3. Andrew Shuman. >Mn of ANDREW. Sec. 20, hr.rn ^[ny 9. 
1809; d. April 15. ISDT ; m. Jan. 21. "34. I-^abella McKean, of Nittany 
Valley, Center Co.. Pa. (b. June 11. 1807: d. July S. 1855) ; m. second, 
March 16, '56, Agne.s Barkley (b. Nov. 11. 183m : m. third, Nov. 11. 
'86. Mrs. Mary A. Kerr. ih\- Simmer, widow of Jonathan Kerr. 

He lived at what is now Eshcol ; was a farmer and the proprietor 
of a grist-mill and a sawmill. A few rods to east of him lived his 
brother Samuel (the champion), and about half a mile up stream to 
west of him was the home of his brother John, who also had a grist 
and a sawmill. 

In Focht's "The Churches Between the Mountains." record is 
made of St. Andrew's church ("Shuman's"). that Andrew Shuman 
was received by certificate, and Mrs. Agnes Shuman baptized and 
confirmed in Oct. IS, 1856." They had been married in the spring of 
that year. 

Following are the three children by Isabella McKean and tlie 
seven by Agnes Barclay : 

i. Elizabeth Shuman. b. April 11, 1835; m. May 31. '55, to 
William Fleinbach. and had 

(1) Sarah Heinbach. 

(2) Charles Heinbach. 

(3) Emma Heinbach ; m. to John Taylor. 
'■ (4) Annie Heinbach. 

(5) George Heinbach. 

(6) Nora Heinbach. 

ii. William McKean Shuman, b. June 19, 1837; d. April 10. 

1856, in his nineteenth year, of diabetes. 
iii. Sarah Ann Shuman. b. Aug. 27. 1S42 ; m. to George 
Burrell, bro. of William Burrell. and has 

(1) William Burrell. 

(2) John Burrell. 

(3) Frank Burrell. 

(4) Mary Burrell. 

iv. Keziah Shuman, b. June 10. 1857. Sec. 32-A. 
V. William F. Shuman. b. March 6, 1859 ; d. May 4. 1864. 
vi. Eleanor B. Shuman, b. Dec. 3. 1860. 
vii. Andrew Jackson Shuman. 1862-1864. 
viii. Ephraim ^\"ilson Shuman. b. Sept. 23. 1865. 
ix. Mary Alice Shuman. b. June 16. 1S67. Sec. 32-B. 
X. George B. McClellan Shuman. b. (Jet. 29. 1869: m. in 190S. 
Martha Light, and they ha\-e 

(1) Elmer Washington Shuman. b. Feb. 22. 1909. 


j SECTION 32-A. 

] iv. Keziah Shumaii. dau. of Andrew. Sec. 32. born June 10. 

f 1857; m. to John Beistlein ; m. second, to Henry Smith. Res,. Mar- 

I kelsville, Perry Co., Pa. She had five children to her first husband 

fc and three to her second : 

I (1) Clarence BistHne; res.. Pittsburgh. 

' (2) Shuman Bistline, in Illinois. 

I (3) Daisy Elma Bistline; m. in 1906 to David Hiram Shull 

f (Sec. 31-A(5) ), and has 

I A. Evelyn May Shull, b. 1907. 

I B. Perry Leo Shull. b. 1909. 

I (4) Oscar Bistline, at home. 

f (5) Alice Eveline Bistline; m. to William Huggins. Alice 

I taught in public schools. 

I (6) Ida Smith. 

|: (7) Luther Smith. 

I (8) Russell Smith. 

ix. Marv Alice Shuman. dau. 'nf Andrew. Sec. 32, born June 
16, 1S67; m. to Samuel Black, son of Jonathan Black and Henrietta 
Kreamer. His grandparents were Samuel Black, sen., and Mary Xeil- 
son. His maternal grandparents were Perry Kreamer and Nancy 
Gilfillan. To Samuel and Mary Alice Black were born six children: 

(1) Jonathan Robert Black, b. Aug. 4, 1895. 

(2) Andrew Shuman Black, b. July 5, 1897. 

(3) Everett Fisher Black, b. Sept. 29, 1899. 

(4) Jessie Savilla Black, b. Feb. 9, 1902. 

(5) Helen Keziah Black, b. Sept. 2. 1904. 

(6) George Ball Black, b. Jan. 19, 1907. 


4. Mary (Polly) Shuman. dau. ui ANDREW, Sec. 2:», born 
about 1812; d. about ISSO; m. to Michael Loy, of Loysville. They 
lived above Ickesburg. in Raccoon Valley. Polly's mother lived with 
her in her later years, and died there in 1867, at the age of 90 years. 
Michael and Polly Loy had two sons, perhaps others: 

i. George Loy. 

ii. Andrew Loy. m. and was a farmer living near Blain. (Not 


5. Elizabeth Shuman (Betty), dau. of ANDREW, Sec. 29. born 
Sept. 2, 1S13 ; d. July 24, 1859. She was m. to George Kochenderfer, 
brother to Elizabeth (Sec. 30). She had two sons: 


i. David Shuman Kochciiderfer, b. in Raccoon \'alley. Saville 
townsliip, Perry Co., Pa., about 1840. He m. Rebecca 
Tressler, of Center Co., Pa., who d. in Kinsley, Kan. He 
was always known by his middle name, Shuman. He 
was tall and heavy, weighing about two hundred pounds, 
was a farmer, and lived some years at Millerstown. Pern,' 
Co., Pa., and then moved west. After his wife's de,ath he 
; moved to Earned, Kan., and married again. He had a dau. 

and a son by Rebecca Tressler: 

(1) Catharine Kochenderfer ; m., and living in Kansas. 

ii. Andrew J. Kochenderfer, b. May 13, 1S43, in Raccoon \'al- 
ley, Saville twp.. Perry Co., Pa. He m. Mary A. Chisholm 
(b. Jan. 16, 1S43. at Duncannon, Pa.), Oct. 15, 1870. tier 
parents were Matthew and Sarah Chisholm. They lived 
the first ten years at Millerstown, Perry Co., Pa., and 
moved to Xess Co., Kan., in 1SS4, where they resided nine 
years, and in '93 went into the "Cherokee strip" in Okla- 
homa, and in 1908 to Hinton, Caddo Co., Okla., where An- 
drew J. died, Sept. 14, 1903, and where Mary, his widow, 
.. ■- continues to reside. Six children: 

(1) Laura Blanche Kochenderfer b. July 10, 1871 : m. 
- ■ • to Jasper Smith, and had one child: 

A. Yvonne Smith, b. Julv 21, 1894 : d. April 14, 

(2) Sarah Elizabeth Kochenderfer, b. Feb. 2, 1872; d. 
Sept. 15, 1874. 

(3) George Matthew Kochenderfer, b. March 1, 1874. 

(4) Jennie Belle Kochenderfer, b. March 7, 1876. 

(5) Howard Miller Kochenderfer, b. June 21, 1878. 

(6) Mary Alma Kochenderfer, b. July 17, 1880 ; d. Oct. 
15, 1881. 

Jacob Shuman, son of ANDREW, Sec. 29, born March 23, 
1815. Like his brother Samuel, he was portly and well-built, six feet 
in height, weighing about 190 pounds. He was a farmer, though a 
mechanic of no mean skill. He m. Jan. 22, '39, Catharine Zimmerman, 
a dau. of his cousin, Elizabeth Zimmerman (Sec. 12). Catharine was 
tall and handsome, and they made a handsome couple. She was b. 
May 20, 1815, at Zion, in Xittany \'alley. Center Co.. Pa. Born in 
the same year, Jacob was two months older tiian his wife. They lived 
together a happy life for fifty-two years. "Uncle Jacob" passed away 
in 1891, and "Aunt Cassy" followed him in 1894. Both are buried in 


the old "cemetery on the hill" in Millerstown, where a monument 
marks their graves. 

Their first residence was in Raccoon \'alley. about a mile and a 
half below Ickesburg. In 1S50 they moved into the village, where he 
had purchased the hotel, on the corner. Here he built a modern barn 
and an addition to the house. 

He built a house in the village for his father, and in 1S52 he built 
a brick house south of the hotel for himself, and lived in it until he 
moved to Millerstown. \\'hile yet living in Ickesburg he built a cov- 
ered bridge at Blain, across Sherman creek. 

When they lived on the farm in Raccoon \'alley, about 1S47, the 
writer of these annals was received into this family at age 11, and 
made his home in it until the date of his marriage. 

In the year ISol Jacob took the contract for carrying the mail to 
Landisburg, a distance of nine miles, three times a week — his boy (the 
editor) being detailed for that work, to carry the mail on horseback, 
' and to serve three postoftices, Ickesburg, Roseburg and Landisburg. 

• The seventeen year locusts appeared that summer, and were a source 

I of annoyance to the post-boy, especially when crossing Limestone 

^ Ridge, a good breeding place for them in the dense woodland. 

I About 1854 Jacob purchased a mountain tract of land at Millors- 

I town. It was known as the "Forge Hill" — a portion of the Coco- 

t laumus Mountain. And thus we got to Millerstown — living part of 

I the time in the town and a part of the time on the hill. From this 

r- woodland tract Jacob for years furnished the markets with bark, rail- 

I road ties, telegraph poles and broad rails. 

I Jacob finally purchased a property at the southeast corner of the 

t town square, where he built a house, and here he and his wife ended 

i. their days. 

I Allusion has been made to Jacob's skill as a builder. He had a 

love for mechanical pursuits. As an instance, he constructed a guitar, 
using as a model a guitar which I owned. After its completion we 
mounted it with strings and it emitted a soft sweet tone, but was 
feeble in resonance. On another occasion he made some brass reeds 
for an old accordion, going to the blacksmith shop across the way to 
do the filing. He succeeded quite skillfully in adjusting their tones 
to the scale of the other reeds in the instrument. 

But the climax of his efforts was when he constructed a piece of 
curious mechanism, the meaning of which puzzled me. He explained 
that it was a machine that was to run forever. Behold I my cousin 
had tried to solve the old "perpetual motion" problem! It consisted 
of a wheel, or a slatted cylinder, within which was a large wooden 


ball whose weight, when the cylinder was once set in motion, was to 
carry on the action ad libitum. It was ingenious in constructicn, but 
superficial in theory. 

One autumn while Jacob lay sick, and sometimes delirious, he 
told me to go out to the horse-stable and bring him in a bridle. I 
ran and got it off the peg, and took it into the house and handed it to 
him as he sat in the large arm-chair, when the fe\er was well on. 
When he examined it, he found with it a plow-line that happened to 
be hanging along with the bridle on the peg. He gathered up the 
line into a bunch, and began to lash me with it. saying. "Don't you 
know what a bridle is?" I ran from him and rushed out of the house, 
screaming with anger. When "Aunt Cassy" explained to me that 
"Uncle Jacob" was "flighty with the fever," my passion was all gone 
and I felt pity for him. He was always kind to me, and that was the 
only time in all the eighteen years I was with him that he "pun- 
ished" me. 

He was exceedingly kindly to man and beast. A horse which he 
had recently purchased had the faulty habit of standing suddenly 
stock still when driven. One morning we hitched up the little gray 
to make a trip to Liverpool, ten miles away. Knowing that whip- 
ping would do no good, he had studied out a scheme for correcting 
this fault in his new purchase. When we were passing through a 
wood he cut a brushy branch and took it into the with him. 
Sure enough, when we were yet a couple miles from the town, the 
little gray suddenly stopped. Down came the stick whack on his 
back! The horse made one leap forward, then calmed down and 
went gently on his way, and never balked again. 

Jacob was a robust man and ought to have lived to a greater age. 
but one or two years before his death he came in one night and before 
retiring went to the desk where 3ie kept his medicine, and in the dark 
he took up the wrong bottle and drank from a bottle of corrosive 
sublimate! For a long time after this accident he lay between life 
and death, and when he did re-cover he was never the man he had 
been. The liquid had injured the lining of the alimentary canal, so 
that for the rest of his life he oould eat very little food without dis- 
tress. A neighbor had borrowed the corrosive sublimate and had 
brought it back and set it on tht desk beside his bottle of medicine! 

7. Catharine Shuman, dau. of ANDREW, Sec. 29. born Jan. 1. 
181S ; d. March 27, 1844 ; m. in ':JT to George Loy Ickes, son of Nich- 
olas Ickes and Susanna Loy. They lived at Ickesburg, on a farm 
adjacent to the village. Catharine lived but seven years after her 
marriage, and had lour children: 


i. Eliza Jane Ickes. b. Jan. 11. 1838: d. April 27. 1S38. 

ii. Marietta Ickes. b. April 1, 18:!n ; Sec. 36-A. 

iii. Ann Ickes. b. Jan. 26. 1841 ; d. Sept. 11, 18.')!. 

iv. Catharine Jane Ickes, b. March 20, 1S43 ; ni. Jan. 5. 71. to 
Milton Toomey. They began life together on her father"* 
farm at Ickesburg. On the 1st of February, 1872. thev 
moved to Americus, Lyons Co., Kan., where thev still 
reside. They have two chiklren: 

(1) Dr. William H. Toomey. b. Sept. 29. 1871. phy- 

(2) George Emanuel Toomey, b. Oct. 17. 1873. evan- 
gelist, Americus, Kan. 


ii. Marietta Ickes, dau. of Catharine. Sec. 36. born April 1. 1830, 
at Ickesburg, Perry Co., Pa. ; m. Alay 19, "63. to .\lfred Kell (b. July 5. 
1841), and had eight children: 

(1) Ada Virginia Kell. b. April 14, 1864, in Alinda, Perry Co.. 
Pa.; m. Jan. 31, '89, to Edward S. Long, of Mannsville, 
Perry Co., Pa., who d. in 1910. They had 

A. Mary Rebecca Long. 

B. George Ickes Long. 
c. Eleanor Hope Long. 
D. Anna Grace Long. 

(2) Frances Catharine Kell, b. July 19, 1868, in Ickesburg; 
m. March 8. '95, to Villis Spotts, of Landisburg, Perry 
Co., Pa., farmer. Res., Ida Co., Iowa, and have a son, not 

(3) Anna True Kell. b. Aug. 14, 1870, in Ickesburg: m. Jan. 
22, '96, to J. M. Kretzing. of Illinois, teacher. 

(4) Mary Elizabeth Kell. b. March 1, 1872, in Ickesburg; m. 
Aug. 15, '94, to Prof. S. J. Kleft'man. of Altoona, Pa., 
teacher, principal of Altoona schools. They have 

A. Esther Kleffman. b. Aug. 7, 1895. 

(5) John Edward Kell, b. Oct. 6, 1874, in Ickesburg; res., 
Battle Creek, Iowa. 

(6) Martha Cecilia Kell. b. Nov. 4, 1876. 

(7) Florence Pauline Kell, b. Aug. 18, 1S79. 

(8) George Ickes Kell. b. May 13, 1881. He and his brother 
John E. took up 160 acres of land at Greatfalls. Mont. 


Seven years after Catharine's death George L. Ickes m. second, 
in '44, Elizabeth Ann Kell (b. at Ickesburcr, Aug-. 22, 1824) and had 


ten children; numijcreil here with the first four by Catharine: 
V. Infant, still-horn. 1S46. 

vi. Nicholas H. Ickes. b. Feb. 9. 1S47 ; m. Maggie RafTensper- 
ger, of Markelsville, Perry Co., Pa., and they moved to 
Buda, III. They have five children: 

(1) Jessie Boone. 

(2) George Searight. 
I (3) Albert. 

I (4) John. 

(5) Faun Elizabeth, 
i vii. Margaret Ickes, b. Oct. 16, 1S4S; d. Dec. 14, 1850. 

i viii. Susan Elizabeth Ickes. b. June 9, 1S51 ; m. Sept. 22, '84, 

to William Charlesworth, of Americus, Kan., and has 

(1) Frank Ickes Charlesworth, b. Oct. 23, 1886. 

(2) Nellie Elizabeth Ann Charlesworth, Sept. 8, 1888. 

(3) Mary Edna Charlesworth, June 30, 1890. 

(4) Maud Abernathy Charlesworth, March 14, 1893. 
Martha Ickes, b. July 4, 1853; m. to John L. Crist, Nov. 
11, 1871; she was m. second, to George C. lungerich, Jan. 
21, 1890, and had two children to each husband; res., New- 
port, Pa. : 

(1) John Lawrence Crist, b. and d. Jan. 2, 1872. 

(2) Harry Clement Ickes Crist, b. Dec. 17, 1873. He 
is a R. R. brakeman ; m. Mary Eldora Hughes, of 
Newport ; res., Harrisburg, Pa. 

(3) Martha Amelia lungerich, b. and d. Nov. 19, 1S90. 

(4) George B. McCIelian lungerich, b. Sept. 21, 1892. 
George Albert Ickes, b. Oct. 19, 1855, at Ickesburg; m. 
Sidma Elizabeth McClung, of Phila. (b. 1866), Jan. 1, '83, 
and has 

(1) Ethel May, b. and d. 1884. 

(2) George Loy, b. 1886. 

(3) Edward Ray, b. 1888 ; d. 1889. 

(4) Leon Albert, 1890. 

(5) Raymond Nicholas Alfonzo, 1892. 

Willis Jefiferson Ickes, b. Jan. 19, 1858, farmer; m. April S. 
'84, Josephine Protheroe ; resides on father's farm at Ickes- 
burg and has 

(1) Martha Helen, b. Sept. 1, 1884. 

(2) Elizabeth Belle, b. Jan. 14, 1888. 

(3) Edna Irene, b. Nov. 13. 1892. 

Harriet Newell Ickes, b. July 14, '59; d. of diphtheria. 
July 27, '61. This babe was evidently named after a 



j cousin — Harriet Xewell Ickes (dau. of Jacob Ickes and 

Jane Elliott Baker), a most beautiful young lady, who, in 

the very bloom of her youth, passed to her final rest. 

xiii. Joseph' Hooker Ickes, b. Sept. 8, 1863 ; d. Oct. 6, 1870. 

xiv. Anna Belle Ickes, b. June 21, 1865 ; d. Oct. 11. 1870. 

Nicholas Ickes. sen., was b. in 1764. in Montgomery Co.. Pa. He 
m. in 1786 Elizabeth Crissman. born in Berks county. They had six 
children: Elizabeth, Samuel, Susan (d. young), Jonas. Catharine. 
and, at the mother's death in 1797, a still-born babe. 

He m. second. Mrs. Susannah Bernheisel. born Loy, sister to 
Michael Loy (Sec. 33), and had fourteen children: Margaret, Magda- 
lene, Michael. Jacob, John, Susanna, Esther. Nicholas (d. young), 
George Loy (Sec. 36"), Nicholas (d. young). Mary Ann. Sarah, Elsie 
Eleanor (Sec. 12-A), Sophia. 

Nicholas Ickes was a soldier of the Revolutionary War. He 
entered at age sixteen as a substitute for George Evans, and he re- 
mained until peace was declared, a period of three years. He died in 
Ickesburg, March 25. 1848. He was the founder of Ickesburg. 

The Ickes Eamily History was published in 1892 by Mrs. Susan 
A. (Ickes) Harding, Monmouth, 111., a dau. of Dr. Jonas Ickes. 


8. Caroline Shuman. dau. of ANDREW, Sec. 29, born Nov. IS, 
1824; d. Aug. 16, 1870; m. in 1884 to Lewis K. Gingrich (b. Sept. 21, 
1817; d. Aug. 26, 1891), son of John and Martha Gingrich, of Juniata 
Co., Fa. His brothers and sisters were John, Philip, William, George 
W., David, 2vlary Ann and Elizabeth. 

Lewis settled on the Shuman homestead in Raccoon Valley, 
Saville township, Perry county. Pa., the young couple residing in the 
east end of the large Shuman mansion, while Caroline's parents re- 
sided in the west end. Here all their children were born and reared, 
and here Lewis cultivated the farm, proving himself a sturdy, intelli- 
gent farmer, progressive, and ever seeking after better methods for 
reclaiming the cold, spouty soil of the Shuman farm. He took farm 
literature and kept abreast of progressive agriculture as understood 
at that day. The cold wet soil which before had refused to yield a 
profit, he drained by a process of "blind" ditching; and it now yielded 
as remuneratively as the more arable fields. He was a clean farmer, 
and general neatness was the order of the farm. 

Lewis was tall and heavy, strong and well fitted to his occupation. 
In the harvest field as well as at other work he was the leader, as if 


he would say; "Come on. buys; Fm showing you how to do it." It 
was amusing to see him start in with the grain cradle or the scythe. 
and stride it off, leaving his fellow-mowers usually some distance 

Lewis lost his wife Caroline in midsummer of 1S70. Some time 
thereafter he moved west with his family to Missouri, and settled at 
Fulton, Calloway county, where four of his children with their fam- 
ilies are now residing. It will be seen that Caroline passed to the 
silent bourn twenty-one years before her husband. Some facts here 
given were obtained from his dau., Mrs. Mary E. Gaylor, of Eshcol, 
who remained in the neighborhood of her birthplace. 
They had eight children : 

i. Rebecca Jane Gingrich, b. 1S45 ; m. to Rev. Samuel T. 

Wallace; res., Fulton, Mo. 
ii. Jacob Gingrich, b. 1847 ; m. Martha Rosensteel ; he resides 
at Fulton, Mo., and has a son: 

(1) Lewis H. Gingrich; m. in 1903, Zelica Daisy 
Baker (Sec. 21-A\ and has a son, 
A. Luke Gingrich, b. July 6, 1904. 
iii. Elizabeth Gingrich, b. 1850; m. to Isaac Weaver; res., 

Americus, Lyons Co., Mo. 
iv. Mary E. Gingrich, b. Aug. 17, 1853 ; m. Feb. 13, '73, to 
Jacob Gaylor, farmer; res., Eshcol, Perry Co., Pa.; two 

(1) Harriet E. Gaylor, b. Feb. 11, 1874; m. to Lorenz 
D. Bucher, and has a son, 

A. Gerald Bucher, b. June 8, 1905. 

(2) Martha H. Gaylor, b. June 6, 1877. 

V. Martha Gingrich, b. 1855; m. to John H. Harmon; res., 

Millersburg, Dauphin Co., Pa. 
vi. Helena Gingrich, b. 1857; m. to Horace Harner; res., 

Fulton, Mo. 
vii. Sarah C. Gingrich, b. Feb. 24, 1861; d. Dec. 4, 1863. 
viii. John L. Gingrich, b. 1863; m. Maria Craighead; res., 
Fulton, Mo. 
All were born in Raccoon Valley, below Ickesburg, in Saville 
township, Perry Co., Pa. 



VI. CHRISTIAN SHUMAN. son of George, Sec. 1, born July 
3, 1777 ; d. Jan. 13, 1S4'J. was the tirst-born child of Gei-^rge Sluiman 
and Catharine Pfeiffer. He was a carpenter and worked at his trade 
for a number of years. A brick house in Columbia was built by him 
in 1802, near Front street, atid is still in a good state of preservation. 

In 1802 he m. Mrs. Anna Steiner, who had twice been a widow. 
Her first husband was Alexander Brady (Sec. ■42). She was m. 2d, 
to Christian Steiner, and had five children. Thus she was the mother 
of three sets of children — Brady, Steiner and Shuman. 

Anna's maiden name was Brenneman. She was the "daughter 
of Melchior Brenneman and .Anna Brenneman, from birth .\nna 
Suavely, of West Donegal township, Lancaster Co., Pa.," as their 
marriage record certifies. 

CHRISTIAN settled on a farm a little south of the Blue Rock 
road, in Manor township, about two miles east of the Susquehanna 
river. Here, in connection with his large farm, he carried on one of 
the old-time distilleries that were then so numerous in all parts of our 
country. In this distillery, Jacob U. Shuman, his nephew, was em- 
ployed for some 3-ears, and came to be known as " 'Stiller Jake." 
This old distillery was familiar to the compiler, and here he saw 
'Stiller Jake at work. The whiskey made here was hauled to Phila- 
delphia on one of those big four-horse Conestoga wagons that were 
then a common sight on the great highways of the state : and most of 
this teaming was done by Jacob B. — "Smoker Jake" — the elder son 

The early homestead was an old log and stone structure, and 
in this old house their three children were born. This house being 
destroyed by fire in 1824. CHRISTIAN in the same year, on the site 
of its ruins, erected a^ick mansion, which was thenceforth the new 
homestead of the family. In this brick mansion the compiler saw 
Anna Brenneman, the mistress of the house. She was a compact, 
robust woman, somewhat below the medium height, with the appear- 
ance of one who had known the severities of life, and was able to 
cope with them. She wore a blue jean jacket and was busy house- 

This is the lady that had been Miss Anna Brenneman— that had 
been first the wife of .Alexander Brady, then the widow Brady, then 
the wife of Christian Steiner, then his widow, and lastly the wife of 
CHRISTIAN SHUMAN. As Mrs. Brady she was the mother of my 
uncle John Brady (Sec. 42). As Mrs. Steiner, she was the mother of 
Frederick Stoner, senior, and others, and as Mrs. Shuman, she was 
the mother of Jacob B., Catharine and Amos B. Fler son John Brady 


(Sec. 42) became the husband of CHRISTIAN SHUMAN'S sister 
ELIZABETH. W bile Anna was thus the mother-in-law of ELIZA- 
BETH BRADY, ^he was at the same time her sister-in-law, for was 
she not married to Elizabeth's brother? 

John Brady, and Frederick Stoner. and Jacob B. Shuman were 
half-brothers. But John Brady was also Jacob B.'s uncle, since his 
wife was the sister of Jacob B.'s father. 

Anna was "Aunt Anna" to ELIZABETH BRADY'S children, 
but she was also their grandmother. And she was sister-in-law to 
her own son. 

After Anna's death in 1841. CHRISTIAN married the widow. 
Elizabeth Longenecker. of East Donegal township. The compiler 
remembers her now, after a period of seventy years, as a portly, hand- 
some dame of some forty years, with a winsome face and a stature 
rather above the average woman. 

CHRISTIAN had an interest in common with his brother 
JACOB in a shad fishery in the Susquehanna. The catching of shad 
below the Columbia dam was a great industry in those days, and 
most of the farmers in Manor township engaged in the enterprise 
with enthusiasm each spring, when the shad came up from tide- 
water to lay their spawn in the fresh water of the Susquehanna; and 
here the fish were made easy captives, being interrupted by the river 
dam from further progress up stream. 

CHRISTIAN SHUMAN died at the age of seventy-one and a 
half years. His remains were laid beside those of his first wife .\nna, 
in his own large family burying ground on the old CHRISTIAN 
SHUMAN farm, now (1906) the property of Christian Hostetter. 
This sleeping ground is a sacred spot, where so many of our kindred 
are buried. His widow, Elizabeth, was buried at Marietta, Pa. 

At the funeral of CHRISTIAN SHUMAN his nephew, Jacob G. 
Shuman,was commissary of provision, and for the dinner he pur- 
chased six hundred pounds of beef. It is not related what else was 
provided, but the one item of six hundred pounds of beef appears 
enormous when it is considered that most of the large concourse of 
people were in easy reach of their own homes, and perhaps only a 
handful of friends were from far away. It shows the peculiar cus- 
toms of these early German-Americans. 

From the Christian Shuman Family Bible. 

CHRISTIAN SHUMAN is a son of Mr. George Shuman and 
Catharina Shuman, which was from birth Catharina Pfeift'er. CHRIS- 
TIAN SHUMAN was born in Manor Township, in the County of 
Lancaster, and State of Pennsylvania, in North America, on the 


Third Day of the Month of July, in the blessed year of our Lord and 
Saviour, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Seven; 1777. 

Mistris Anna Shuman is a Daughter of Mr. Melchior Brenneman 
and Mistris Anna Brenneman. She is born in Donagal Township 
(\Vest Donegal), in the County of Lancaster, and otate of Pennsyl- 
vania, on the Fifth Day of December, in the blessed year of our Lord 
and Saviour Jesus Christ, One Thousand, Seven Hundred Sixty and 
Five, 1765. She was born in the astronomical sign of the \'irgin. 

Marriage of CHRISTIAN SHUMAN and Anna Steiner (unU-. 
Brady), iicc Brenneman: 

"Mr. CHRISTIAN SHUMAN was given in Marriage the 10th 
Day of December, A. D. l>i)2, with Miss Anna Brenneman, a Daugh- 
ter of Mr. Melchior Brenneman and Anna Brenneman, from Birth 
Anna Snavely, of West Donegal Township, Lancaster Co., Pa. ; The 
Act of marriage was done by Doctor Henry Miihlenberg, in Lancaster. 

■ Geschrieben von Carl Friedrich Seybold, am 26ten Tag May, 

The three children of CHRISTIAN and Anna SHUMAN: 

1. Jacob B. Shuman, b. Feb. 18, 1804, Sec. 39. 

2. Catharine Shuman, b. July 16. 1806, Sec. 40. 

3. Amos B. Shuman, b. July 7, ISOS, Sec. 41. 


1. Jacob Brenneman Shuman, son of CHRISTIAN, Sec. 38. born 
Feb. IS, 1S04; d. July 4. 1S98. Reared on his father's farm: as early 
as the age of 17 he drove the four-horse team regularly to Philadel- 
phia, the big Conestoga wagon being loaded with barrels of whiskey 
and flour, and returning from the city with merchandise for Lancaster. 
York and Columbia merchants. 

He m. June 10, 1828, Frances B. Urban (b. March 31. 1811; d. 
April 1, 1889). Fanny was born and reared in Conestoga township, 
dau. of Lewis Urban and Martha Kendig. At the time of her mar- 
riage, Fanny's parents resided in Washington — now Washingtonboro 
— where they kept a hotel. She was married at the early age of seven- 
teen, and her wedded life covered a period of nearly sixty-one years. 
She was proverbial for her kindness of heart, and was loved by all who 
knew her. 

Jacob B., at the time of his marriage, purchased a farm half a 
mile east of Washingtonboro, on which was a stone mansion which 



had been erected by John and Anna Kage in 1757 — three-quarters of 
a century before — and which today is in good preservation. In 1834 
he built a frame addition to the old stone house and the following 
year he erected a bank barn, one of those fine structures that are the 
pride of Lancaster county. 

In Jacob B. Shuman we have the climax of longevity in our 
George Shuman family. He lived to the great age of 
94 years. 4 months, and 16 days. 

His aunt ELIZABETH BRADY had, twenty-hve years before, 
reached the same great age within six days: 

94 years, 4 months, and 10 days. 

His cousin, Mary Barr (Sec. 61), lived to the age of 
93 years, 7 months, and 29 days. 

Another cousin, Michael Shuman (Sec. 20-A), is now living, in 
1913, at age 

91 years. 

These four veterans in life's battle are our high-water marks in 

Jacob B. Shuman was a stalwart Republican, as he had been a 
stalwart Whig. He was a member of the Manor township school 
board for twelve years; judge of elections and delegate to county 
conventions. He was county commissioner for a term of three years 
(1864-67). After that he was known for the rest of his life as Ex- 
Commissioner Shuman. But at an earlier period he was familiarly 
known as "Smoker Jake." Few men got away with more cigars ; and 
he liked a good cigar to the last. 

Jacob inherited a robust physique. He was short, thick-set and 
strong, and he looked the sturdy yeoman that he was. Both among 
his countrymen and in the home circle he was approachable and con- 

Before his marriage Jacob B. was a champion wrestler, and so 
was John Lehman, a fellow-citizen; and these two had many a tussle 

The Columbia Daily Xcivs, Oct. 23, 1895, contained the following 

Witnessed By Four Generations. 

"The baptism of Mr. Jacob B. Shuman, by Rev. I. K. Foster in 
Washingtonboro, on Sunday last, was witnessed by members of the 
family representing four generations. The Doctor remarked that Mr. 
Shuman was the oldest person he had ever administered the rite to, 
as Mr. Shuman is nearing his 92d milestone." 

The Lancaster Daily Examiner, July 5, 1898, contained the follow- 
ing account of his death : 


"Ex-County Commissioner Jacob B. Shuman Dies Monday Morning, 
Aged 94. 

"Jacob B. Shuman. ex-county commissioner and one of the oldest 
residents of the county, died about 7 o'clock Monday morning at his 
home in Washingtonboro. Denth resulted from a stroke of paralysis, 
with which he was attacked Saturday afternoon. Prior to that time 
he had been in comparatively good health and was able to be about 
the house and outdoors. Mr. Shuman was born in Manor township. 
In early life he conducted several large farms and was a prominent 
and prosperous resident of the county. He was progressive and took 
an acti^•e interest in all public altairs. In politics he was a Republican 
and was prominently identified with his party. For a period of twelve 
years he was a school director of Manor township, and for years 
served his party as judge of elections, delegate to county and state 
conventions. In 1S6-1 he was elected county commissioner and served 
three years. He was one of the founders of the First National Bank 
of Columbia. He was a director of the Columbia and Port Deposit 
Railroad before it was merged into the P. R. R. system. Mr. Shuman 
was widely known and universally respected. He was a man of genial, 
pleasant disposition and made hosts of friends." 

He was buried on \\'ednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. 
Abraham Witmer of the Mennonite church. Rev. Dr. Gordon of the 
Methodist Episcopal church. Columbia, Rev. ^L Mack of the M. E. 
church of Washingtonboro, and Rev. DeComas of the Episcopal 
church, Columbia, conducted the ceremonies at the church ; and Ma- 
sonic Lodge, No. 2S6, of Columbia, conducted the ceremonies at the 

Born within four years of the opening of a new century, he lived 
to within two and a half years of its close. He holds the highest 
record of longevity in the numerous progeny of his grandfather. 
George Shuman, of Turkey Hill. Born twenty-five years after his 
aunt, ELIZABETH BRADY, her age and his were parallel in years 
and months: but the illustrious nephew lived sLx days beyond the age 
of his aunt. 

The aunt was blind for fifteen years; 

The nephew's sight was dim ; 
But both were young in mind and heart, 
Though not so lithe in limb. 

From His Father's Family Bible. 
"Mr. Jacob R. Shuman and Miss \'eronica Urban joined Matri- 
mony the 10th Day of June. A. D. 1S2S. 


"Married by his Rev. M. Ilakcr. mini'^ter of the I-Utlieran Church 
in Lancaster." 

"Mistris \'eronica B. Shuman. from birth X'eronica Urban, is a 
daughter of Louis Urban and Magdalena Urban, from birth Magda- 
lena Kindig. Said \eronica Shuman is born the 31st Day of March, 
A. D. ISU, in ConestKga Township, in Lancaster County. Pennsyl- 
vania, in North America." 


"Mistris Shuman was baptized when a Child, of his Reverence, 
Mr. Henry Muhlenberg. Doctr. of Divinity, & Pastor of the German 
Lutheran church of Saint Trinity Church, in the City of Lancaster, 
the Day of April, in the Year of Christ. ISll. 

"And her Xame was called .\nna F"rancisca Urban by the Act of 

"Anna Francisca" always bore the name Fanny. She had to her 
husband, Jacob B., fourteen children : 

i. Christian B. Shuman. b. Jan. o. 1829; d. March 3. 1829. 
ii. Eli Christian Shuman, b. Jan. 1. 1830. Sec. 39-A. 
iii. Anna Maria Shuman. b. Dec. 5. 1831, Sec. 39-B. 
iv. Hiram Shuman, b. and d. Nov. 29, 1833. 
V. Breneman Urban Shuman. b. Oct. 7, 1834, Sec. 39-C. 
vi. Lemuel Shuman. b. Nov. S, 1836 : d. Aug. 6, 1838. 
vii. Julius Lewis Shuman. b. Sept. 22, 1839, Sec. 39-D. 
viii. Jacob Christian Shuman, b. March 28, 1842. Sec. 39-E. 
ix. Esau Shuman. twin brother of Jacob Christian, d. April 8. 

X. Infant son. d. Feb. 3, 1844. 
xi. Infant dau., d. Jan. 27, 1845. 

xii. May Elizabeth Shuman. b. Jan. 22, 1846 : d. Aug. 20, 1848. 
xiii. Henrietta Rebecca Shuman, b. May 20, 1848 ; d. Dec. 26. 

xiv. Caroline Urban Shuman, b. Dec. 27, 1850, Sec. 39-F. 

ii. Eli Christian Shuman, son of Jacob B.. Sec. 39. born Jan. 1, 
1830. He was brought up on the home farm, and received his edu- 
cation in the Thunder Hill public school. Before he had attained 
his majority, he taught school in his native township of Manor. He 
worked on his father's farm until 1860. He m.. Jan. 12, '54. Elizabeth 
B. Mann (b. June 28. 1832; d. May 17. i:i()6). dau. of Bernard Mann 
and Anna Wertz. In 1860 he purchased a farm in Hampden town- 


ship, Cumberland Co.. Pa., and nT'ved thither. Here were born 
their se\en other children, their first three having been born in Manor 
twp., Lancaster county. He is still living. 1913. at age S3 years. Ten 
children : 

(1) Laura Ann. b. Feb. 10. 1855, Sec. 39-Aa. 

(2) Elizabeth Caroline, b. Xov. 14, 1S.56. Sec. 39-Ab. 

(3) Margaret Mann Shuman, b. July 22. 1S5S. Sec. 39-.\c. 

(4) Catharine Alice, b. Dec. 2. 186o' Sec. 39-Ad. 

(5) Harriet Mann Shuman. b. Nov. 9, 1S62. Sec. 39-Ae. 

(6) Jacob Breneman Shuman. b. Sept. 27, 1S64 ; d. .April 11, 

(7) Ida Rebecca, b. Dec. 7. 1866. Sec. 39-.\f. 

(S) Benjamin Franklin Shuman. b. Feb. 20. 1869. Sec. 39-Ag. 
(9) Albert Urban Shuman. b. June 22. 1871. Sec. 39-Ah. 
(10) Frances Bertha Shuman. b. Feb. 14. 1874. Sec. 39-Ai. 


(1) Laura Ann Shuman, dau. of Eli, Sec. 39-A, born Feb. 10, 
1855; d. Jan. 16. 1^94 : m. Dec. 28. '75, to Jacob C. Bretz (b. Sept. 9, 
1849), farmer and dairyman. Seven children: 

A. Murray Tilden Bretz, b. Oct. 29. 1876; m. Elizabeth 
W'estfall, and has 

a. Lee Bretz. 

b. Clifford Bretz. 

c. Naomi Bretz. 

B. Martha Lavina Bretz. b. April 16, 1878; m. to Henry 
Hoopey. and has 

a. Laura Hoopey, b. Oct.. 1901. 

b. Mildred Hoopey, b. 1903. 

c. George Hoopey. b. 1905. 

d. Marian Hoopey, b. Jan. 23, 1912. 

c. Margaret Shuman Bretz. b. Dec. 30. 1879; unmarried. 

D. Eli Charles Bretz. b. Aug. 28, 1881; m. Miss Seibert. 

E. Laura Mabel Bretz. b. Nov. 13, 1882; m. to George 
Horning, and has 

a. George Horning. 

b. Sara Horning. 

F. Robert Pattison Bretz, b. March 28. 1885; m. \'iola 

G. Catharine Elizabeth Bretz, b. June 13, 1887. 


(2) Elizabeth Caroline Shuman. dau. of Eli, Sec. 39-A. born 
Nov. 14, 1856; m. Feb. 22, '83, to George \V. Dietz, farmer. He was 


kicked by a horse and died frum the injuries Jan. 16. 1S95 ; buried in 
St. John's Cemeterv-, at Shiremanstown, Cumberland Co., Pa. Eliza- 
beth was m. second, to Dr. John W. Bowman, Sept., 1909, a man of 
prominence in Cumberland county. He was twice a representative in 
the state legislature. Res., Lemoyne, Pa. Elizabeth had three chil- 
dren to Geo. W. Dietz: 

A. Christian Shuman Dietz. b. Dec. 17, 1SS3; grad. School 
of Mines, Houghton, Mich., and is with a gold mining 
company in Canada. 

B. Frank Milton Dietz, b. April 3, 1SS5; jeweler and 
optician in Savannah, Ga. 

C. Walter Lee Dietz, b. Jan. 9, ISSS ; grad. Dental Col- 
lege, Baltimore; dentist, Lemoyne, Cumb. Co., Pa. He 
m., Aug. 22, 1912, Emeline Margaret Long. 


(3) Margaret Mann Shuman. dau. of Eli, Sec. 39-A, born July 
22. 1858; m. .March 25, '90, to John B. Ebersol (b. Oct. 4, 1S63). 
farmer. Good Hope, Cumberland Co., Pa., and has five children : 

A. Christian Seidel Ebersol, b. May 3, 1891. 

B. Margaret Shuman Ebersol, b. Jan. 30. 1893; d. May IG. 

c. Constance Ebersol. 

D. Paul Ebersol. 

E. John Ebersol. 


(4) Catharine Alice Shuman. dau. of Eli, Sec. 39-A. born Dec. 
2, 1860; m. March IS. '66. to David \'. Kapp (b. Oct. 12, 1861), farmer. 
Three children : 

A. Harriet Shuman Kapp, b. July 9, 1888; m. Oct. 28. 
1909, to Albert Radabaugh. and has a son : 

a. Mervin Albert Radabaugh. b. March. 1911. 

B. Clarence A. Kapp. b. July 22. 1890 
c. E. Roy Kapp, b. Aug. 19, 1893. 


(5) Harriet Mann Shuman. dau. of Eli. Sec. 39-A. born Nov. 9. 
1862; m. Nov. 9, '91. to William E. Addams (b. July 25, 1861], painter. 
They have seven children : 

A. Elizabeth Addams, b. Dec. 13, 1892. 

B. Ruth Addams, b. May 19, 1894. 
c. Abraham Stephen Addams, b. Aug. 2. 1895. 
D. Marion Lee Addams. b. Jan. 30. 1897. 


E. Esther Addams. b. Shiremanstown, 1S99. 

F. Martha Addams. b. 19Ul. 

G. Agnes Addams. b. 1903. 


(7) Ida Rebecca Shuman. dan. of Eli. Sec. 39-A, born Dec. 7. 
1866, at Yocumti^wn. Cumb. Co.. Pa.; attended Millersville Normal 
School; taught school si.x years; m. June 13. '89. to Clayton F. Willis 
(b. April 27. I860) ; with wholesale grocer in Harrisburg, Pa. Mr. 
Willis is the son of Joseph Willis and Barbara Fisher, of York Co., 
Pa., later of Shiremanstown, Cumb. Co., Pa. Barbara Fisher Willis 
d. Feb. 11. 1900. Res., Harrisburg, Pa. Mr. Willis has now a retail 
grocery at 1500 Market street, Harrisburg. Eight children : 

A. Rae Elizabeth Willis, b. March 23. 1890: she taught 
school two years. Is at home to assist her mother. 

B. Joseph Carroll Willis, b. Feb. 2. 1892; d. March 29, 

c. Paul Shuman Willis, b. Sept. 30, 1894. 

D. Clayton Ross Willis, b. July 19, 1896. 

E. Ralph Lee Willis, b. April 6, 1S9S. 

F. Miriam Katherine Willis, b. May 24, 1903. 

G. Edgar Fisher Willis, b. Sept. 22. 1906; d. June 4. 1907. 
H. Eugene Keith Willis, b. Sept. 22, 1906, living twin. 


(8) Benjamin Franklin Shuman. son of Eli. Sec. 39-.\. born Feb. 
20, 1869; wheelwright and farmer; res.. Enola. Cumb. Co., Pa.; m. 
March 5, '96, Bertha R. Gotshall ; res.. West Fairview, Pa.. R. D. No. 1. 

A. Miriam Catharine, b. Sept. 7. 1896. 

B. Esther Mabel, b. Jan. 8, 1901. 

c. Franklin Harvey, b. June 21, 1904. 


(9) Albert Urban Shuman. son of Eli. Sec. 39-A, born June 22, 
1871; farmer on home farm; m. Catharine Huntsberger, Jan. 18, 1901 ; 
res., Mechanicsburg, Pa., R. D. No. 5. 

A. Murray, b. 1902. 

B. Robert Morris, 1904. 
c, Ada, 1906. 

D. Forrest, 1908. 

E. Walter Clyde, b. 1911. 


(10) Frances Bertha Shuman, dau. of Eli, Sec. 39-A, born Feb. 
14, 1874; m. Dec. 19, '93, to George A. Miller (b. Nov. 29, 1872), 
farmer; res., Enola, Cumb. Co., Pa. Thev have: 


A. Beatrice Miller, b. 1896. 

B. Florence Miller, b. 1898. 

c. Preston Wesley Miller, b. 1900. 

D. George Donald Miller, b. March 15, 1912. 


iii. Anna Maria Shunian, ilau. of Jacob B.. Sec. 39, born Dec. 5. 
1831; m. Jan. 11. '59. to Klias S. Mellinger [h. July 20. 1S37 : d. in 
1910), blacksmith: soldier in Civil War, Company C, 203 Regt., P. \'. 
He was in the battle of Fort Fisher. North Carolina. Ann Maria was 
the editor's schoolmate on Thunder Hill. She was of a sweet and 
happy nature. The editor visited her in her home at Wrightsville, 
York Co.. Pa., in 1909. when she was in her seventy-eighth year. She 
was in health, but had defective hearing. She had four children: 

(1) Minnie S. Mellinger. b. Oct. 25. 1859: m. Oct. 31, 79. 
to John S. Gamble: res.. Mountville, Lancaster Co., Pa., 
and has 'iix children : 

A. Annie Elizabeth Gamble, b. Feb. 6, 1880. 

B. George Washington Gamble, b. Feb. 1, 1882. 

c. Mary Irene Gamble, b. Feb. 4. 1SS4 ; m. to Mr. 
Hartman. and has a son 
a. Charles Hartman. 

D. Henry K. Gamble, b. Oct. 31. 1886. 

E. Frances M. Gamble, b. Sept. 5. 1888. 

F. May Gamble, b. :\Iay 15, 1890. 

(2) Mary Frances Mellinger. b. June 25. 1866 : m. June 12. '92. 
to Moses Aaron Keller, of ^Vrightsville. York Co., Pa., 
and has 

A. Ray M. Keller, b. June 23. 1893. 

B. Myrtle Irene Keller, b. Nov. 7, 1894. 
c. May Keller. 1896. 

D. Howard Keller, 1898. 

E. Ernest Keller. 1900. 

(3) Charles D. Mellinger. b. June 16. 1869 ; d. June 4. 1875. 

(4) Kate R. Mellinger. b. Nov. 1, 1872: m. in '97 to Lewis 
Beckline. and has 

A. Guy M. Beckline. b. Feb. 11, 1898. 


V. Breneman Urban Shuman. son of Jacob B., Sec. 39, born 
Oct. 7, 1834; farmer. He was familiarly known as "Doc." He at- 
tended the Thunder Hill school and one term at the Normal School, 
Millersville, in the first year of that institution. He taught in the 
public schools of Manor township six years, and worked on his father's 


farm. In 1S51 he was clerk in the recorder's office of Lancaster 
county, the recorder at that time being his cousin. John Brady. 

He m. Oct. 21, '57. ^Lary S. Charles, who d. Dec. 26. L'^94. For 
the first ten years after hi'^ marriage he cultivated his father's farm. 
Later he mo\-ed U> W'ashingtonltoro, where he continues to reside 

Breneman V.. like his father, is stout, well-built, strimg and 
tenacious of life. Like his father, also, and his eldest brother Eli. he 
is short of stature. He is now (1913) aged seventy-nine years, and is 
a hale old man. Breneman U. and Mary C. Shuman had one child: 

(1) Eva C. Shuman. b. July 30, 1S60 : m. June 27, '86, to 
William L Edelman. of Reading. Pa., and has a dau. : 
.■\. Mary Shuman Edelman. b. Oct. 3, 1S90. 


vii. Julius Lewis Shuman, son of Jacob B., Sec. 39, born Sept. 
22, 1839; d. March 19, 1901; attended public school until eighteen 
years of age, his first teacher being his father's first cousin, Jacob G. 
Shuman. He m. Jan. 25. 1S67. Elizabeth Ann Martin, of East Hemp- 
field township, Lancaster Co.. Pa. 

Julius was a student at Millersville Normal School during the 
summer terms of '57, '58 and '59, teaching in the winters the Franklin 
public school in Manor township. At age twenty-one he went into 
the employ of the late John Cooper, lumber merchant of Columbia, 
Pa., and in 1861 he went into the lumber business at Washin^jton- 
boro, in the yard of his uncle Lewis Urban's estate, and had a lumber 
yard there for fifteen years. 

He was a mercantile appraiser of Lancaster county in 1866; was 
at different times judge and inspector of elections. He was a mem- 
ber of the Republican county committee for eight years. He was 
justice of the peace in Washingtonboro by appointment of Gov. John 
F. Hartranft. 

In 1873 he was elected a member of Penna. House of Represen- 
tatives, when the county had one senator and three representatives. 

He was clerk in the pensions department at Washington, D. C, 
in 1883. by recommendation of Senator Don Cameron. Later, he was 
in the lumber business at Portsmouth, \'a., 1884-85, and had charge 
of the lumber department in the United States Navy Yard at Ports- 

Julius took a deep and active interest in the preparation of these 
genealogical and biographical records; and in the three or four years 
preceding his death (March 19, 1901) he sent the compiler many rec- 
ords of members in the dift'erent branches of our family in Lancaster 
county, nearly all of which bear the marks of great care and accuracy. 


Some of his data were obtained at the expense of much time and 
effort. To Julius L. and Elizabeth Ann Shuman was born an onl\- 

(1) Geneva Martin Shuman. b. May 23. 1869; m. March 16. 
'93, to Scott L. Eiemesderfer, of East Pittsburg. Lane. 
Co.. Pa. They have no children. He is a farmer. Geneva 
was a student at the Millersville State Normal School, 
and her husband was grad. from the Lancaster Commer- 
cial College. 

viii. Jacob Christian Shuman. son of Jacob B., Sec. 39. born 
March 28. 1842 : m. Sept. 15. '68. Caroline C. Wertz, of Manor twp. 
He received his tuition in the public school on Prospect Hill. He 
attended the State Xormal School at Millersville during the sessions 
of '61, '62 and "63. He taught in the public schools of his native 
township during nine terms. In 1863 he enlisted as a soldier of the 
Civil War for the Emergency Campaign, in Company C. 47th P. \'., 
under command of Col. James P. W'ickersham, who was at that time 
the principal of the state normal school at Millersville, at which 
Jacob C. was a student. 

For a number of years Jacob C. managed his father's farm. Later 
in life he and his family resided in Columbia, where he labored in the 
employ of a coal company. 

His twin brother Esau died when only eleven days old. Jacob C, 
though a delicate child, grew up to a vigorous manhood, and has 
passed his three score years and ten. Four children : 

(1) Benjamin Franklin Shuman. b. Feb. 9, 1869; d. in 1898. at 
age 29 years. 

(2) Anna F. Shuman. b. Sept. 25. 1871: m. Dec. 1, '86, to 
Samuel W. Shertzer, of Manor twp.. and has 

A. Alma M. Shertzer, b. July 2, 1887. 

B. Caroline H. Shertzer, b. Aug. 30, 1889. 
c. Erna M. Shertzer. b. Nov. 14. 1891. 

(3) Mary C. Shuman. b. 1874. and d. aged 4 m. 9 d. 

(4) Zora B. Shuman. b. June 23. 1893. 

xiv. Caroline Urban Shuman, dau. of Jacob B.. Sec. 39, born 
Dec. 27. 1850; d. March 7, 189G ; m. Oct. 24. '71, to Peter Emanuel 
Landis, of Lampeter twp.. Lane. Co., Pa. Res., W'rightsville. York 
Co., Pa. Mr. Landis continues to reside in W'rightsville. where he is 
employed by the W'rightsville Hardware Co. Eight children : 

(1) Anna F. Landis. b. July 9. 1872; m. May 17. '92. to Harris 


Abel, of \\'rightsville. and has 

A. Albertus Abel. b. Dec. 20, 1S92. 

B. Nora Abel. b. May 26. 1S94. 

(2) Ida May Landis. b. Dec. 11. 1S7.3 ; m. May 7, '93, to Ed- 
ward Young; res.. \\'rightsville. and has 

A. Leroy Landis Young, b. Nov. 27, 1893. 

(3) Jacob Shuman Landis. b. Feb. 2.5. 1S75 ; d. March 25, 1S76. 

(4) Harry C. Landis. b. April 12. 1S76. 

(5) \\'illiam W. Landis. b. June 30. 1S77. 

(6) Fanny E. Landis. b. April 7. 1S79 : d. July 27. ISSO. 

(7) Frank Landis. b. April 7. 1879 : d. July 26. 1887. 
(S) John E. Landis. b. July 26. 1887. 


2. Catharine Shuman. only dau. of CHRISTIAN, Sec. 38. born 
July 16. 1806; d. May 18. 1875. She was m. :March 24. 1825, to An- 
drew Isaac Kauftman (b. Aug. 24. 1802; d. Dec. 14, 1861). They 
lived in Manor township, three miles below Columbia. This faithful 
wife and devoted mother survived her husband by more than thirteen 
years, and lived to enjoy a happy life in the bosom of her worthy 
family. And she must have been a happy mother, proud in the con- 
sciousness of having reared so numerous a family, some of whom 
hold enviable records in the annals of our Shuman family. 

Andrew Isaac was the son of Isaac Kauffman and grandson of 
Christian Kauffman. who came from Swabia, Germany, to Manor 
township, Lancaster Co., Pa., in 1717. He had a farm in Manor town- 
ship, near Columbia. His son Isaac lived here, and after him his 
grandson Andrew Isaac, the subject of this sketch, who spent the 
greater part of his life here as a farmer, and represented Lancaster 
county in the House of Representatives in 1S36, '37 and '38. 

In 1850 he moved to Cumberland county, near Mechanicsburg, 
where he spent three years in farming, and then moved into town, 
where he engaged in the lumber and coal business, 1853. He then 
became a drug and hardware merchant. 1854. and continued in that 
business until his death in 1864. 

Two portraits of him are in the family, one in possession of 
Bruner Kauffman. and the other owned by Reginald Wright Kauff- 
man, his grandsons. These portraits represent him as a handsome 
man with a face expressive of great strength of character. 

His letters show him to have had warm family aft'ections and 
great religious zeal, while his business papers are characterized by 
an integrity of purpose which shows him to have been infallil^ly hon- 
est. His sister was the mother of Isaac Kautt'man Funk. D.D., LL.D.. 
editor-in-chief of the Standard Dictionarv. 


t Following are the sixteen children of Andrew Isaac Kauffman 

I and Catharine Shuman : 

I i. Christian Shuman Kauft'man. b. June 12. 1S26, Sec. 40-A. 

I ii. Isaac I'.achman Kauttman. b. p-eb. 25, 1S2S, Sec. 40-B. 

iii. Anna Shuman Kauti'man. b. 1S30 ; d. 1S60; m. to Richard 
Oswald, of Washintitoniioro. Pa., and had 

(1) Andrew Oswald, lived in P.erwick. Pa., where h'1 
died. His widow resides there. 

(2) Richard Oswald. 
iv. Amos Kauti'man. d. young. 

V. Maria Kauttman. d. young. 
vi. Levi Kauti'man. b. Sept. 13. 1S33. Sec. 40-C. 
vii. Elizabeth Kauti'man. m. Oct.. '13. to John Jones Stadi- 
ger, of Philadelphia ; res.. 2123 Spring Garden St., Phila. ; 
no children. 
viii. Daniel Snyder Kauftman. 1S3S-1S63. He was crushed 
between ^hifting cars in his father's lumber }-ard. Dis- 
ease of the lungs developed, and he died on the e\e of his 
expected marriage. 
ix. Elias Kauti'man. d. young. 

X. Andrew John Kauti'man. b. Nov. 12, 1840, Sec. 40-D. 
xi. Benjamin Kauttman. d. young. 

xii. Catharine Kautiman was m. to Samuel Zacharias; no 
children ; address, Guarantee Trust and Safe Deposit Co., 
xiii. Martha Kauti'man, was ni. to Lewis F. Zollinger, of Me- 
chanicsburg, and had four children : 

(1) Harry K. Zollinger, lawyer in Philadelphia. 

(2) Edwin Zollinger, machinist; constructing engi- 
neer automobile works, Petersburg, \'a. 

(3) Catharine Zollinger, m. to Mr. Tatfel. 

(4) Frederick L. Zollinger, b. 1SS2. 
xiv. Joseph Kauti'man, d. young. 
XV. Mary Kauftman, d. young. 

xvi. Joseph Crain Kauttman, b. June 15, 1S52, Sec. 40-E. 


i. Col. Christian Shuman Kauft'man, son of Catharine. Sec. 40, 
born June 12, 1826; d. Nov. 20, 1894; m. first, Oct. 26. 70. Jane M. 
Strickler, and had three children ; m. second, Jan. 10, 1888, Florence 
Rebecca Breneman, ncc Bachman — no children. 

Florence Rebecca Bachman's ancestry in her father's line goes 
back through four generations to Felix Bachman from Switzerland in 
1740. His son Jacob m. Ann Heidelbach. and had son Samuel (1791- 


1882>. who m. 1st. Rebeca G. Baird (17116-18:?!), and had John Baird 
Bachman {]>. March 22. 182U'. who m. Isabella Knox, and hail dan.. 
Florence Rebecca Bachman. who was m. 1st. to Abraham R. Rrene- 
man in 187(\ and had dau.. Jennie B.. b. and d. May 30, 1874. .'^lie was 
m. 2d, to Col. Christian Shuman Kauftman — no children. 

In the Baird line her ancestry e.xtends back throusrh four genera- 
tions to Thomas and -\gnes Baird ('Scotch-Irish), who came from 
Tyrone. Ireland, in 17.50. -ettled in Colerain twp.. Lane. Co.. Pa. 
Their son John Baird ni. .Abigail Gaillard. and had dau., Rebecca 
Gaillard Baird. who was m. to Samuel Bachman, and had John Baird 
Bachman, who m. Isabella Knox, and had dau.. Florence Rebecca 

Her father, John Baird Bachman, b. in 1820, was still living in 
1909, though feeble. He moved to Columbia in 1852. and served nine 
years as councilman. He was burgess 1907. '08 and "09. He was 
proprietor of a large planing mill and lumber yard. 

Her maternal ancestry runs back to Henry Rockey from Switz- 
erland, settled in Bart twp.. Lane. Co., Pa., and had son George 
Rockey, who m. Catharine Baker, of Southampt(5n Co.. Pa., and had 
dau. Elizabeth Ann Rockey, who was m. to Matthew Knox (1788- 
1838), a shoemaker, who came from Ireland in 1825; they had Isabella 
Kno.x, who was m. to John Baird Bachman, and had Florence Re- 
becca Bachman. 

Col. Kauttman was a native of Manor township, and moved to 
Columbia in 1851, In 1854 he engaged in iron business, forming a 
partnership with Gen. Schaefter and the Hon. H. M. North, and in 
1865 Gen. SchaetTer having died and Mr. North retiring, he engaged 
in the business alone. 

In 1870 the Kauttman Iron Company was formed, and to this 
company the Colonel devoted his whole attention until 1875. He was 
president of the Supplee Steam Engine Company until a few years 
ago. He was one of the projectors of the Columbia and Port Deposit 
Railroad, and its president until the offices were removed to Phila- 
delphia. He was a director of the National, now the Boundbrook, 
Railroad. He was the incorporator and a director of the Susque- 
hanna Iron Company, and director Columbia and Reading R. R. Co. 

In 1885 he again embarked in the iron business, organizing and 
becoming general manager of the Columbia Iron Co., which i>rjsition 
he held until his death. 

He was president of the Council : pres. Mount Bethel Cemetery, 
and trustee Presbyterian church. 

His military title was acquired through being an aid on Gov. 
Curtin's staff. He served as a Whig member of the legislature in 


lSo7-S, and in 1S7S he was electtMi to the state senate by the Repub- 

In Masonic circles he was a charter member of Columbia Lodg^e. 
No. 286, of Corinthian Chapter. Xo. 224, and Cvrene Commander\-. 
No. 34. 

He was an ardent Republican, earnest and outspoken in his con- 
victions ; kind-hearted, obliging and of sterling integrity. 

Christian S. Kautt'man and Jane M. Strickler had three children: 

(1) Clara \'irginia KaufTman, b. 1871 ; m. to James Wilson 
Lee. She d. at Pittsburgh, Pa., about 1907. Mr. Lee d. 
about a year after. He was a member of the Pennsylvania 
State Senate, and was considered one of the best attor- 
neys-at-law in \\'estern Pennsylvania. One dau. : 

A. Virginia Lee, b. 1895. educated at Bishop Thorp's 
school, Bethlehem. Pa. 

(2) Hon. Christian Charles Kauffman, b. 18-58; practicing 
attorney at Columbia and in the courts of Lancaster. He 
has been a member of the Penn'a House of Representa- 
tives and the Senate. He m. in "84 Margaret R. Wilson. 

• ■ of Columbia. Pa., and has a son and two daughters: 

A. James Lee Kauffman, b. 1886 ; grad. from Prince- 
ton University and Harvard Law School, and is 
practicing his profession in Lancaster, Pa; m. Miss 

B. Elizabeth \\'. Kauffman, grad. \'assar College, and 
is assistant secretary at Ogontz School, Philadel- 

c. Margaret Kauft'man, is at home, at school. 

(3) Jane AlcClung Kauft'man ; m. to Samuel W. McCuen, Oil 
City, Pa. Mr. McCuen is engaged in the natural gas 
business at Oil City, Pa. They have a son and a dau.: 

A. Donald McCuen, b. 1SS9 ; student at Princeton 

B. Sarah \"irginia McCuen, b. 1905. 


ii. Isaac Bachman Kauft'man, son of Catharine, Sec. 40, born 
Feb. 25, 1828; d. June 10. 1862; m. Sibylla A. Merklin (b. Feb. 20, 
1837; d. Aug. 20, 1909). He left home when about twenty years of 
age, and joined in the rush to California for gold, crossing the plains 
with some friends from Iowa. 

He fought in the Indian wars in California and southern Oregon. 
in the fifties, and generally led a roving, adventurous life. 


Tall and of magnificent physique, he was the typical frontiers- 
man ; and while he did not accumulate any great amount of wealth 
during his sojourn on the Pacific coast, he had what he enjoyed far 
more, an active, stirring career — mining, fighting Indians, and explor- 
ing the new western country. He returned to Mechanicsburg several 
years before the outbreak of the Civil War. and engaged in the grain 
business with his father. 

At age thirty he married and went to live on his father's farm 
at Mechanicsburg. 

He early enlisted in the Civil \\'ar. serving first with the "three 
months" men, and in June. 1S61, was commissioned by Gov. Andrew 
G. Curtin as a lieutenant in Company H, 9th Penna. Cavalry. He 
did service with his company in Kentucky until the winter of '61-'62, 
when, on account of physical disability, he went home on furlough, 
and died the following June. His widow and two suns survived him: 

(1) Hon. Ralph Kauffman. b. Oct, 14, 18.59, Sec. 40-Ba. 

(2) Isaac B. Kauftman. b. Aug. 1.5. 1S61, only brother of 
Ralph, lived in Mechanicsburg until 18S7, holding posi- 
tions of trust and responsibility. In that year he located 
in Ellensburg, Wash., and joined his brother Ralph in the 
management of a bank. In 1889 he went to Portland, 
Ore., and took a position in a bank. In 1896 he went 
back to Pennsylvania and became cashier of the Citizens' 
National Bank of New Bethlehem. At the time of his 
death in 1905 he was secretary of the Citizens' Trust Co. 
Bank in that town. He never married. .\ge, 44. 


(1) Hon. Ralph Kauft'man. son of Isaac B., 40-B, born Oct. 14. 
1859. He attended the public schools and the Cumberland \'alley 
Institute in Mechanicsburg, Pa., his native town. For awhile he was 
engaged there in the hardware business, .\fterward he was teller in 
the First National Bank ; then he was cashier of the internal revenue 
office at Lancaster, under his uncle Andrew J., who was collector. 
He studied law and graduated from the law school of the University 
of Pennsylvania in 1886, being president of his class. 

He went to the Pacific coast in 1886 and engaged in banking in 
Portland, Ore., and in Ellensburg, Wash. He entered upon the prac- 
tice of law in the latter place in 1890. ■ In 1907 he was appointed 
judge of the Superior Court of his district— Kittitas county. In 1908 
he was elected to that office for the term to expire in 1913. 


Mr. Kauffman married in ISSS Lida G. Stayman. of Winchester, 
Va., and has twin daughters: 

A. Dorothy Kauffman. b. July 3. 1892. 

B. Charlotte Kauffman. b. July 3, 1892. 


vi. Levi Kauffman. son of Catharine. Sec. 40. born Sept. 13, 
1833; d. Feb. 10, 1882. 

At age thirteen he entered the drug store of Dr. Geo. Ross at 
Elizabethtown as an apprentice, and at the end of four years received 
from him a strong testimonial of his ability as a druggist and for 
aptness, intelligence and integrity. He was in the drug business in 

i' Elizabethtown until 1854. when he moved to Mechanicsburg, and 

opened a new drug store. A year later he entered the hardware busi- 
1 ness with his father and Henry G. Rupp. connecting the drug store 

{ with it, and continued until 1859. when he became cashier in the bank- 

j ing house of Merkel, Mumma & Co.. subsequently chartered as the 

j First National Bank of Mechanicsburg. He resigned in 1862. when 

I he was appointed by President Lincoln collector of internal revenue 

I for the 15th District of Penna., comprising the counties of Cumber- 

j land, York and Perry. He resigned this post Sept., 1866, rather than 

i endorse the odious policy, known as "My Policy," of President An- 

j drew Johnson. 

Early in 1864 he helped to organize the Second National Bank 
I of Mechanicsburg and became its cashier, a position which he held 

, until he resigned the latter part of 1869. 

In 1867 he invested a large sum of money in the publication of 
The State Guard, a daily newspaper at the State Capitol; but the 
project not proving a financial success, he abandoned it in 1869. and 
engaged in fire insurance until the time of his death, having the state 
central agency of several companies, his principal office being at Har- 

He was a member of the Church of God for more than thirty 
years; filled the offices of deacon and elder, and supt. of Sunday 
school. He was a man of strong will, great energy and dauntless 
courage. Politically he was a Republican, and assisted in the organi- 
zation of that party in Penna. In 1864 he was a delegate to the 
National Republican Convention at Baltimore and assisted in the 
nomination of Lincoln and Johnson. He m., Feb. 5, '56, Ann Eliza- 
beth Coover, who was b. in Mechanicsburg. Pa., April 22, 1833. dau 
of John Coover and Salome Keller. Her father was an early settler 
in Cumberland county, descendant of a German family named Kober, 
afterward changed to Coover. Flis father, George Coover, was a 
member of the Continental Congress that elected George Washington 


president. Her mother, Salome Keller, was the dau. of Martin Kel- 
ler, who landed in Baltimore in 17S6, from the Canton of Basle, 
Switzerland, and Salome Mohler, dau. of Henry Mohler. Ann Eliza- 
beth was educated in ^lechanicsburg and Harrisburg. After the death 
of her husband in '84, she lived with her son, Walter L. KaufTman, in 
Youngstown, Ohio, where she united by letter with the First Pres- 
byterian church. She drew to herself many friends, who admired and 
loved her because of the brightness of her mind and the goodness of 
her heart. She grew old gracefully and was one of those of whom it 
may be said she was 78 years young. Hers was a beautiful and ten- 
der home life, and her children grew up to call her blessed as day 
after day she lived for them and looked upon them with a mothers 
pride and expectation. She was buried beside her husband in Chest- 
nut Hill cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Pa. Three children: 

(1) Percival C. Kauffman, b. Aug., 1857, Sec. 40-Ca. 

(2) Walter Lee Kauffman, b. Aug. 9, 1S60, Sec. 40-Cb. 

(3) Edith Belle Kauffman, b. Xov. 27, 1863; educated at 
Irving College, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; unmarried, and re- 
sides with her brother, Walter Lee, in Youngstown, O. 


Percival Couver Kaufl'man, son of Levi. Sec. 40-C. burn .\ug. 
13, 18.'i7, in Mechanicsburg. Pa. Educated at Lauderbach .\cadeniy, 
Phila.. and Cumberland X'alley Institute. Mechanicsburg; grad. from 
the Law Dept. of the L^niversity of Pennsylvania 1879, degree of 
LL.B. He read law with Hon. Wayne Mc\'eagh and George Tucker 
Bispham, a leader of the Phila. bar. He practiced law in Hazleton, 
Pa., 1879 to 1885, and was local counsel of the Lehigh \'alley R. R. 
Co. and a number of large coal companies. He moved to the state of 
Washington in 1888 and organized a bank in the city of Vancouver. 

In 1891 he removed to Tacoma, accepting the cashiership of the 
Fidelity Trust Co., of that city, and has been connected with that 
institution ever since, being elected vice-president in 1904. He wa.s a 
member and secretary of the Board of Commissioners for the State of 
Washington at the World's Fair in Chicago, in 1893; helped organize 
the Washington Bankers' Association, in 1889 ; secretary of the asso- 
ciation since 1900; treasurer of the Home Building and Loan Associa- 
tion of Tacoma ; member of the Advisory Board of the Public Securi- 
ties Company of Chicago, and largely interested in real estate; has 
been actively connected with the American Bankers' .Association 
since 1900. having served three years as member of the E.xecutive 
Council, five years member of the E.xecutive Committee of the Trust 
Company Section, four years as member of the Standing Law Com- 
mittee, and in 1908, at the Denver convention, was elected treasurer 


I of the American Bankers' Association, and re-elected at the Chicago 

j convention in 1909 ; addressed the Milwaukee convention of the Amer- 

1 ican Bankers' Association in 1901 on "The Financial and Commercial 

j Future of the Pacific Coast"; addressed the San Francisco convention 

in 1903 upon "Trust Company Development of the Pacific Coast"; 
has addressed various state bankers' conventions at different times : 
a constant contributor to the financial journals ; member of the com- 
mittee of fifteen who drafted the present charter of Tacoma, giving 
it the commission form of government ; Republican in politics; Epis- 
copalian ; trustee of the Fannie Paddock Memorial Hospital, Tacoma, 
Ferry Museum. Tacoma; is a member of Theta Delta Chi college fra- 
ternity, and a Mason; member of the Union, Commercial and Tacoma 
Country and Golf clubs; res.. No. 402 North I street; business office. 
Fidelity Trust Company, Tacoma. 

He m. Sept. 11, 1SS9, in Hazleton, Pa.. Catharine Barton, dau. of 
John A. Barton, gen'l paymaster, A. Pardee & Co., and they have two 
children : 

A. Percival Barton Kauffman, b. May 23, 1S90. 

B. Walter Lee Kauffman, 2, b. June 21, 1S95. 

Walter Lee Kauff'man. son of Levi. Sec. 40-C. born Aug. 9 
1860, in Mechanicsburg. Pa.; educated at Lauderbach Academy, Ph 
adelphia, and Cumberland \'alley Institute, Mechanicsburg. Learned 
the trade of printing at the Thomas Printing House. Mechanicsburg 
then entered Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., class of '82; left college 
and was connected with the American Tube & Iron Co., Middletown 
Pa., from ISSl to May. 1886, when he removed to Youngstown, Ohio, 
to take charge of the offices of the Youngstown mills of the same 
company, which were then just building, and later was made man- 
ager, and continued with them until the plant was purchased by the 
National Tube Co. in 1899, and was known as their Youngstown De- 
partment, later becoming a subsidiary company of the U. S. Steel 
Corporation, and was made manager and continued as such until the 
year 1908, when the plant was abandoned and dismantled. Was con- 
nected with the Ohio Iron & Steel Company and the Carbon Lime- 
stone Company of Youngstown, Ohio, until January, 1909, when he 
became credit manager of the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co., Youngs- 
town, Ohio. 

He has always been a Republican in politics. Is a member of the 
Presbyterian church ; is a member of the Sigma Chi college fraternity; 
has always been prominent in club life, and is a member of the 
Youngstown Club and the Youngstown Country Club of Youngstown, 
Ohio, and of the Duquesne Club of Pittsburgh. Pa. Residence. No. 
748 Brvson street, Youngstown. Ohio. 



1 X. Andrew Juhn Kauffman. son of Catharine, Sec. 40. born Xr.v. 

f 12, 1840, in Washingtonboro : d. May 19, 1S99. While yet a boy, 

I the family moved to Cumberland county, where he was educated in the 

i' public schools. In 1S54 he entered the drug store of his brother in 

ji. Mechanicsburg, and after spending four years there he entered Penn- 

I sylvania State College. Returning a grad. from this institution, he 

I purchased the interest of his brother in the drug store in Mechanics- 

I burg. In March, 1862, he removed to Columbia, and studied law in 

I the office of H. M. North, and was admitted to the Lancaster county 

I bar in 1864, and five years later to the supreme court. From that 

f, time he was almost continuously borough solicitor for Columbia. 

^ He served a number of years on the school board. 

P Collector of internal revenue for the Ninth Pennsylvania dis- 

trict under President Arthur; was a constant member of the Repub- 
lican county conventions and frequently of the state conventions. 

In June, 1880, he was elected a delegate from the ninth congres- 
sional district to the Republican national convention at Chicago, 
where he became a leader of the memorable "306" who voted to re- 
nominate General Grant for a third term as president. When the 
famous "306" organized their society. Mr. Kauffman was honored with 
the secretaryship, which he held ever since. Among the "306" were 
Gen. Horace Porter, Roscoe Conkling and General Beaver. 

In 1898 he became a member of the Bourse Committee of the 
Business Men's League of Pennsylvania. He was also a member of 
the Union League Club of Philadelphia. 

He was a resident of Columbia for thirty-five years, and was 
actively associated with its commercial, political, social and religious 
interests. He had a keen sense of humor, cheering disposition, sin- 
cerity of manner and sound judgment. He was an able lawyer and 
a wise counselor. 

As organizer and president of the local building association he 
did much to develop the town and improve the condition of its citizens. 
He was an organizer and secretary of the Reading and Columbia 
Railroad and an organizer and treasurer of the Columbia and Port 
Deposit Railroad. In 1887 he was elected president of the Columbia 
Iron Company. In 1888 he organized the Central National Bank and 
was its president. He was a member and secretary of the Vigilant 
Fire Company. 

Mr. Kauffman was a thirty-second degree Mason ; past master of 
Columbia Lodge. No. 286. F. and A. NL ; a past high priest and sec- 
retary of Corinthian Chapter 224; recorder and past eminent com- 
mander Cyrene Commandery 34; Centennial Right Eminent Grand 


Commander of Knights Templar ui Peiinsyhania. Member Susque- 
hanna Lodg-e, No. SO, I. (J. U. F. ; member of Columbia Assembly, 
No. 20, Artisans Order of Mutual Protection. 

He m. June 6, '66, Anna Fausset Bruner. dau. of Dr. Daniel Ire- 
land Bruner, and a niece of Judge Strong, of the United States 
Supreme Court. Three children: 

(1) Bruner Kauffman, b. Aug. 2, 1S67, Sec. 40-Da. 

(2) Elizabeth Davies Kauftman, b. about 1S70: m. to Francis 
Richardson Parker. They reside in Fitzwilliam, N. H. 

(3) Reginald \\'right Kauttman, b. Sept. 8, 1877, Sec. 40-Db. 


(1) Bruner Kauftman, son of Andrew John, Sec. 40-D, born 
Aug. 2. 1867, Columbia, Lane. Co., Pa. ; m. Jan. 10. 1900. at Hartford, 
Conn., Miss Caroline Tobey (b. Aug. 24-, 1874, at Stockport, Columbia 
Co., N. Y.), dau. of W'm. Henry Tobey and Elizabeth Michael; no 

He was grad. from Columbia High School, class of 'S4 : Franklin 
and Marshall Academy, Lancaster. Pa. ; Franklin and Marshall Col- 
lege, but did not graduate. He learned open hearth steel business at 
Chester and Steelton, Pa. Later was with the Penna. Railroad Co., 
transportation dept., Phila. 

Bfuner spent several years on a large prune farm, along the 
Columbia river, above \'ancouver. Wash. 

He helped Maj. Joseph \V. Yocum, in Columbia, Pa., to start the 
Daily Spy in 1895, and was its managing editor until 1900. In 1901 he 
became assistant editor Phila. Press. In fall of 1910 he became asst. 
ed. Phila. Evening Bulletin, where he is at present (1912). 

Bruner Kauffman is Past Master of Columbia Lodge, No. 2S6, 
F. and A. M. ; Past High Priest of Corinthian Chapter, No. 224, R. 
A. M., and a member of Cyrene Commandery, No. 34, Knights 
Templar of Penna. 


(3) Reginald Wright Kauftman. son of Andrew John, Sec. 40-D, 
born Sept. 8. 1877; educated at St. Paul's School, Concord. N. H., 
and at Harvard University. With a father at the bar and an uncle 
on the bench of the Supreme Court of the United States, he was 
intended for the law, but early gave this up for journalistic work and 
was soon employed on daily newspapers in various capacities from 
police reporter to that of financial editor. He later became a leader- 
writer, book-reviewer and dramatic-critic. 

He spent some time in the wilder portions of New Me.xico and 
Colorado. In 1904 he became an associate editor of the .Saturday 
Evening Post, and was later managing; editor of a New York nKjiithlv 


magazine. This position he relinquished in order to live in the tene- 
ment district of Xew York and among the criminal classes of that 
city, for the purpose of gathering material for "Daughters of Ishmael." 
the American title of which is "The House of Bondage." This novel 
has had the greatest sale attained by any volume of fiction in the 
United States for several years, and was Mr. Kauft'man's first success. 
He had published, before this, "Jarvis of Harvard," "The Things That 
I Are Caesar's," "The Chasm," and two lighter novels, as well as "What 

[ Is Socialism?" an exposition of Socialistic tendencies and parties: a 

{ little volume of epigrams and four small volumes of quotations that 

[ he prepared and edited. Since the publication of "Daughters of 

J Ishmael," Mr. Kauttman has published two other volumes in the 

I United States : "The Girl That Goes Wrong," a collection of semi- 

1 fictional sketches, and "The Way of Peace," a book of essays. His 

[ book, "The Sentence of Silence," appeared in April, 1912. He is 

engaged on a new book. "The Spider's ^^'eb," to appear this fall (1913) 
by Mofifat, Yard & Co. Leslie's Weekly is running a serial by him — 
"For the Sake of Her Soul," and the August Metropolitan Mag. gives 
a story, "Two Standards," and the Smart Set has on hand a novelette. 
"Jim." His wife is in every way his competent assistant. 

Mr. Kauffman is a member of the Pegasus and Harvard Clubs, 
of Philadelphia; the Pennsylvania German Society: the Pennsylvania 
Historical Society: the February Club: the Heretics and the Liberal 
Club, of New York; and of the Socialist Party. His recreation is 

Mr. Kauft'man's first wife was Ellen Catharine Diller. His sec- 
ond wife was Mary Marshall PuUen. of New York. He m. third, in 
1909, at Charleston, S. C, Miss Ruth Hammitt, a well-known maga- 
zine writer, whose work is especially popular in England. They have 
purchased a summer residence at Cloughton, Yorks, England, and will 
spend their winters in Columbia, Pa., his native home. Ruth Ham- 
mitt is the dau. of Charles Keene Hammitt, a well-known business 
man of Trenton, N. J., and on her mother's side she is a direct de- 
scendant of Miles Standish. 

She and her husband published "The Latter Day Saints: a Story 
of the Mormons," for English readers, where there are said to be a 
thousand Mormon missionaries. 

Mr. Kauffman had one child by Catharine Diller, his first wife: 
A. Hildegarde Kauffman, b. 1S9S. 


xvi. Joseph Grain Kautt'man, son of Catharine, Sec. 40, born 
June 15, 1852, on the farm at Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co., Pa. 
Shortly after his birth the familv moved into Mechanicsburg. where 


he attended the public schools until his twelfth year, when he entered 
Cumberland \"alley Institute, and graduated in '68. The next four 
years were spent in acquiring a knowledge of the printing art. 

In ISTo he removed to Philadelphia and wa.s for seventeen years 
in the wholesale grocen.- business. Then he was appointed to a re- 
sponsible position in the city treasurer's otiice. After a term of three 
years, during which he was instrumental in introducing many reforms 
in the conduct of that office, he was made assistant superintendent, in 
1895. of the great publishing house of the American Baptist Publica- 
tion Society. In 1899 he was made superintendent, and for the past 
eleven years (1911) has managed the printing house of that corpora- 
tion, a position of increasing responsibility each year. Mr, Kauft'man 
is also managing executor of an estate which conducts a large book 

He m. Jan. 5, 1882. Anne Bertha Reigert. They have no chil- 
dren, and devote their leisure time to church work in the Fifth Bap- 
tist church, of which Mr. Kauffman has been deacon for twenty years. 


3. Amos Breneman Shuman. son of CHRISTIAN, Sec. 38. born 
July 7, 1808 ; d. Aug. 8. 1891 ; m. in '•JT, Mary Sener (h. April 11, ]S07 ; 
d. May 2, 1888) 

Reared on the homestead farm. Amos became a thrifty and inde- 
pendent farmer. 

His father built a large brick house in the same spacious yard. 
a few rods east of the homestead mansion; and in this new and larger 
house Amos and Polly reared their family on the homestead farm, 
which became his own by inheritance. He continued farming until 
the marriage of Levi, their youngest son. about 1863, who then took 
his father's place on the farm. 

Under the large pear trees in this yard, the editor and a brother 
ate of the luscious fruit and played with Amos' boys. Crist and Levi, 
the old game of mumble-the-peg. 

Amos B.. unlike his brother Jacob B.. never took an active part 
in political attairs. He was for a number of years an adjuster for the 
Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company, of Lancaster county. He 
was not rugged like his brother Jacob B.. but taller. He was a very 
tender-hearted man, and the editor recalls an incident which confirms 
this impression. His uncle ANDREW, of Perry county, had been 
visiting the friends in "the Manor," and as he was taking final leave 
of Amos at the gate, tears streamed down his nephew's cheeks; he 
was loath to part with his uncle. That was uncle ANDREW'S last 
visit to his native county, and perhaps Amos realized that he would 
never again see his uncle in this life. It was ab<_iut the vear 1S47. 


( Polly was a handsome woman even in her decadent years. She 

f must have been a beauty when a girl. She "was considered a verv 
I remarkable woman. In 1S26 she commenced going to the Columbia 
I market, and up to 1883 never missed a market day. She cleared about 
; $1,000 a year at her stand." 

i Having had a very rudimentary education, she yet made a faithful 

f wife and devoted mother, and reared her three boys and two girls to 
f a beautiful manhood and womanhood, besides being a model farmer's 
! wife. Polly's mother was a sister of Doctor Eberly, a celebrated phy- 
sician of Lancaster. 

Ten children of Amos B. and Polly Shuman ; 

i. Christian Shuman. b. July, 1828; d. Aug. 26, 1828. 
ii. Jacob Sener Shuman, b. July 22, 1829, Sec. 41-A. 
iii. Hiram Shuman. b. July 23, 1830; d. March 5. 1832. 
iv. Anna Mary Shuman. b. Feb. 7. 1833, Sec. 41-B. 
V. Christian Sener Shuman, b. Sept. 3, 1834, Sec. 41-C. 
vi. Henrietta Eberly Shuman, b. Oct. 20, 1836, Sec. 41-D. 
vii. Levi Sener Shuman, b. Feb. 10, 1838, Sec. 41-E. 
viii. Milton Shuman. b. April 11, 1845; d. July 11. 184.5. 
ix. Elizabeth Amanda Shuman, b. ^larch 8, 1847; d. Sept. 21, 

X. Infant son, b. and d. May 18, 1849. 
ii. Jacob Sener Shuman. son of Amos B.. Sec. 41, born July 22. 
1829; d. Nov. 24, 1887; m. first, Elizabeth Schock (b. March 5. 1839: 
d. Oct. 20, 1868) ; m. second. Elizabeth A. Ritz (1828-1893). 
Two sons were b. to Jacob S. and Elizabeth Shock : 

(1) Courtland Lavelle Shuman. b. about 1870: res., Beaver. 
Pa. ; m. in '95, Daisy Dane, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and has 

A. Mary Shuman. 

B. Alice Shuman. 

(2) Sener A. Shuman. b. Sept. 27. 1885 : he is a brakeman in 
the Lancaster yards of the P. R. R. His right hand is 
paralyzed. He m. Man.- Elizabeth Ortman, of \\'ashing- 
tonboro. Lane. Co., Pa. Res., Lancaster, Pa. They have 
four children : 

A. Irene Ortman Shuman. b. Feb. 14. 1887; m. June 
16, 1908, to Waker W. Hake, and has 

a. Vernon Hake. b. May 8, 1909. 

B. Aldus Herr Shuman. b. May 7. 1889; grad. Fort 
Scott Collegiate Institute, Ft. Scott. Kansas., class 
'12; res., Lancaster. Pa. 

C. Mary Elizabeth Shuman. b. Jan. 1, 1891. 

D. Ralph, b. and d. April 3, 1894. 



iv. Anna Mary Sluiman, dau. of Amos B.. Sec. 41, born Feb. 7. 
1S33; d. Sept. 2S. 18S1. She was m. to Joseph R. Rover (b. March 5, 
1835), of East Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa. She was a lovely 
woman, as she had been a sweet-natured, bright and beautiful girl. 
Such is the pleasant memory which the editor retains of this cousin, 
whom he knew as a school mate on old Thunder Hill, as well as 
in after years in her own home, which she graced with brightness. All 
too soon her light went c^ut, and with sad hearts they laid her away in 
Woodward cemetery, Lancaster, Pa. 

Anna Mary Royer was the image of her mother, Polly, and like 
her, was of a mild and gentle nature. Her educational advantages and 
her city life gave her additi<:inal means of refinement, which she used 
in the rearing of her family. She was a genial companion and a true 
mother. Always, even at school, she was known as Annie. 

Lieut. Royer was a wholesale and retail confectioner in the city 
of Lancaster, Pa., for forty-three years. His son Milton was foreman 
of the business. After the death of Milton, he sold out the business. 

Joseph R. Royer served in the Civil War over three years, to the 
close. He enlisted in Company D, 157th Infantry, P. V., and was 
promoted to second lieutenant Dec. 5, 1862. 

In 186-1 their company, having but thirty-one men left, was con- 
solidated with 191st Pa. Veteran \'ol. He was made quartermaster 
of the regiment April 14, 1864. 

He was a prisoner of war eleven months ; first, in Libby prison, 
two months; then at Macon. Ga., four months, and at Charleston, 
S. C, six weeks, under fire of our guns; and at Columbia, S. C, the 
remaining fourteen weeks, where he was released by exchange of 

At Annapolis, Md., he was wounded in the hand, in 1863, and 
has a crippled hand. 

He was mustered out as First Lieutenant, Company G, 191st 
P. Vet. Vol., June 28, 1865. 

Mr. Royer's parents were both Royers, but not related. Hence, 
the middle R., which stands for his mother's maiden name. 

Lieut. Royer m. 2d, Leah A. Balmer, Nov. 7, '82, who died Dec. 
17, 1891— no children. ^ He m. 3d, Viola Smaling, June 7, 1S93— no 
children. He had four children by Anna Mary Shuman : 

(1) Minnie A. Royer. b. Nov. 13, 1S55 ; d. Nov. 7. 1880; m. 
Oct., '80, to William Rush, of Uniontown, Pa. This sweet 
girl died within a month after her marriage. 

(2) Milton Shuman Royer, b. Nov. 6, 1857; d. Feb. 17. 1903; 
m. April 11. '82, Maggie Zercher (d.) ; no children. He 
was foreman of his father's candv factorv. 


(3) Joseph Clayton Rover, b. Dec. IS, 1S67 ; m. Alice Mon- 
tague, of East India (d.) ; no children. Res., New York 
City, 125 \V. 116th St. He is engaged in musical vaude- 
ville, his stage name being "Joe Rover West." 

(4) Clarence De\'aux Royer, b. May 10, 1874, Sec. 41-Ba. 


(4) Clarence de\'aux Royer, son of Anna Mary. Sec. 41-B, born 
May 10, 1S74, in Lancaster, Pa. He married Rose ^^aynard in 1S9S ; 
no children; res., 532 W. 152d St., New York. He received his 
musical education under famous instructors in Germany, and was in 
1899 teacher of music in Mount Allison University and Ladies' Col- 

As violinist, Mr. de\'aux-Royer has been known since 1S9S in 
European and American music circles. He appeared as solo violinist 
in concert with Marie Roze, \'ictor Maurel, Rene Richard, Richard 
Burmeister, David Bispham, Lillian Blauvelt, Clementine de\'ere and 
many other eminent artists. 

Mr. de\'aux-Royer studied for six years with Ysaye in Brussels, 
with Halir in Berlin, and with Marsick in Paris; and after his debut 
in Paris received much favorable comment from press and public, 
and warm appreciation from Men. Strakosch and from Mme. Stra- 
kosch (Patti's sister), and the Princess Metternich. In New York 
he performed at Mendelssohn Hall and Carnegie Hall, and gave re- 
citals at the Waldorf-Astoria. He was violin soloist at the church of 
the Heavenly Rest, Fifth avenue, two seasons, and at All Angels 
church one season. He was formerly director of the Sage Chapel 
orchestra at Cornell University. 

He has given before colleges and clubs lecture recitals on the 
composers and the music of Europe and America, and has many times 
recited before the New York Board of Education. 

His accomplished wife is popularly and prominently known as 
Madame deVaux-Royer. She signs herself Rose Maynard de\'aux- 
Royer. She was born near New London, Conn. Her parents were 
Cornelius Maynard and Lucy A. Thomas, whose father was ClitTord 
Thomas, of Thomas & Sprague, Mfrs., a cousin of Gen. George H. 
Thomas and Gov. Arthur Thomas. As a child. Rose Maynard wrote 
poetry and had the gift of prophecy, or clairvoyance. She says: "My 
gifts and turn of mind led me into foreign lands where my name is 
registered with those of scientists and psychologists for the work I 
was doing. Twenty years ago the journals were paying me for my 
writings, mostly poetry. Two volumes are about to be published by 
Putnam & Co. My life has been full and varied; and I believe in life 
after life, and admit no limitations to consciousness."' 


Mme. de\'aux-Royer is president of the Cameo Club in Xew 
York, and vice-president and chairman of entertainment in the New- 
York Betterment League, which works to liberate "souls in prison" 
through awakening a higher consciousness. She is "opposed to capi- 
tal punishment and all other vestiges of barbarism, contending that 
the only way really to benefit and protect society is to improve its 
members through the benign agency of well-directed educational 
efforts. " She is a member of the Federation of Women's Clubs and 
of various organizations of peace and good-will. 

She occupies high rank as a literateur and poetess; and many of 
her poems are gems of exalted sentiment. 

While tra\eling in Europe she served as delegate for the Medico- 
Legal Society of New York, and became corresponding member of the 
Societe Legal et Medicin de Paris; and she was the first woman to 
receive a diploma from the Institute d' Hypnologie et Psychologic. 
in the Rue Saint Andre des Arts, Paris, and she is very successful as 
a demonstrator of Psycho-Therapy. 

Miss Maynard met Mr. de\"aux-Royer in Paris in 1896, and they 
were married in 1S9S. 


V. Christian Sener Shuman, son of Amos B., Sec. -IE born 
Sept. 3, 1834; d. Nov. 24. 1904. He m. Oct. 7, '57, Elizabeth K. For- 
rey, who d. Jul\- 27. 1891. He was reared on the homestead farm: 
attended school on Thunder Hill, under the instruction of Jacob G. 
Shuman and Henry \\'. Shuman and Robert !McClurg. He was 
trained to be a farmer, which occupation he followed on his father's 
farm, and later on his own, situated east of his father's. 

Following the example of his nonagenarian uncle, he became an 
inveterate smoker, and, according to his own words, smoked twenty- 
five cigars a day. But Christian S. did not possess the powerful phy- 
sique of his uncle Jacob B.. and he began to complain of weak and 
labored breathing, and the smoking habit probably shortened his life. 
Elizabeth was a member of the Brethren church, and Christian united 
with her people ; he and his house were Brethren, the popular name 
being Tunkers. or Dunkers, from the German tunken, to dip. Twelve 
children : 

(1) John Emory Shuman. b. Aug. 29. 1858, farmer; res., 
Mountville, Lancaster Co., Pa., where his two sisters, 
Mary E. and Fanny May, were living with him; all were 
unmarried. He owned some ten acres of land, and did 
some farming. He had a protitable agency business in 
selling fertilizers. He d. April 23. 1912. 


J (2) Catharine Forrey Sluiman, b. Dec. IT. 1859. She was m. 

I .Dec. 17, '92, to Jacob H. Seitz, fanner, and has no chil- 
I dren ; res.. Mountville. Jacob H. is a son of John Seitz. 

I (3) Amos Forrey Shuman. b. Feb. 14, 1861; m. Nov., '^S, 

t- Anna Eshelnian, of West Hempfield twp. Res., Mount- 

I ville. They have one child: 
\ .\. Ficssie Irene Shuman. b. April 21, 1885. 

f (4) Mary E. Shuman, b. July 20, 1863; unmarried. 

(5) Elizabeth Shuman, b. Sept. 20, 1864; m. in 'SS to John 
Sheperd Wolf, of Manheim typ., farmer; two children: 

A. Edna Elizabeth Wolf, b. Sept. 16, 18S9. 

B. Sara Catharine Wolf, b. May, 1891. 

(6) Anna Forrey Shuman. b. Dec. 8, 1866; unmarried. 

(7) Christian Shuman, b. Feb. 25, 1868; d. April 27, 1868. 

(8) Daniel Forrey Shuman, b. Feb. 21, 1869, farmer; m. Xov. 
16, '90, llattie Rohrer. of Conestoga twp.. Lane. Co., Pa., 
and had four children : 

A. Marie Rohrer Shuman, b. July 8, 1891. 

B. Blanche Shuman, b. July 21, 1892; d. Aug. 10, 1S92. 
c. Elma Shuman, b. July 21, 1892; d. Aug. 13, 1892. 
D. Daniel Edgar Shuman, b. July 25, 1894. 

(9) Isaac Forrey Shuman, b. Sept. 26, 1871 ; d. Aug. 14. 1890. 
This young man, at the age of seventeen, was learning the 
trade of boiler-maker with Landis & Co., of Lancaster. 
After continuing there two years, he was smitten with 
typhoid fever ; he came home to his parents, and died two 
weeks after, in his nineteenth year. 

(10) Henry Mellinger Shuman, b. Dec. 17, 1S73; unmarried. 

(11) Noah Forrey Shuman, b. Sept. 9, 1875; unmarried. 
^12) Fanny May Shuman, b. May 1, 1879; unmarried. 


vi. Henrietta Eberly Shuman. dau. of Amos B., Sec. 41. born 
Oct. 20, 1836; d. Xov. 24. 1908. She was m. first, to Joseph Kn..t\vell, 
of Columbia, Pa., who d. }ilarch 4. 1876 : m. second, Feb. 26, '-^e, to 
Henry Lintner, of :Millersville, Lane. Co., Pa., who d. Oct, 23. 1894. 

Joseph Knotwell, at the time of his marriage to Flarriet. was 
manager of an iron furnace for his brother. Henry H., at C"lumbi.T. 
Pa. Later they resided at Union Deposit, Dauphin county, where he 
was in the same capacity, '64-'66. He ne.xt engaged in the dry ;4"..ds 
business in Lancaster. Moving to Columbia in '72, he was a con- 
ductor on the P. R. R. for four year-, when he sustained fatal injuries 
from a railroad accident near Mjddletuwn. March 4, 1876. and died 
two days later. Buried in Bethel cemetery, in Columbia. 


After a widowhood of ten years, Harriet was m. to Henry Lintner. 
a widower. ,of Millersville, Lancaster Co.. Pa., who died in 1S04, and 
was buried in the Mennonite cemetery at Millersville. Mrs. Lintner 
continued to reside in Millersville until her death. Though baptized 
and registered as Henrietta, she went by the name Harriet from her 
childhood. She had four children to her first husband: 

(1) Ida T. Knotwell. b. Oct. 9, 1S64. Sec. 41-Da. 

(2) Harry R. Knotwell. b. April 4, 1S66. Sec. 41-Db. 

(3) Frank Sener Knotwell. b. March 9, 1869 ; d. April 14. 1S71. 

(4) Effie Z. Knotwell. b. Aug. 14. ISTl : d. Nov. 22, 1876. 


(1) Ida T. Knotwell, dau. of Henrietta, Sec. 41-D, born Oct. 9. 
1864: m. Oct. 9, '83, to Harry J. Stehman, son of Henrj- Herr Stehman 
and Barbara Herr, both of Manor twp. Eleven children : 

A. Blanche Natelia Stehman. b. Dec. 8, 1884 : m. March 6, 
1907, to Christian W'itmer Newcomer. Three children: 

a. Richard Henr\- Newcomer, b. Aug. 19. 1908. 

b. Christian Edgar Newcomer, b. July 4, 1910. 

c. Hilda Elizabeth Newcomer, b. Aug. 31, 1912. 

B. Anna Tervenia Stehman, b. Aug. 12, 1886. 

c. Alice de\'erdna Stehman. b. Nov. 25, 1887; grad. Mil- 
lersville State Normal School, and has been teaching for 
the last five years. 

D. Walter Knotwell Stehman, b. Feb. 27, 1890. He com- 
pleted a course in the Pennsylvania Business College, 
and is in the employ of the Crucible Steel Co.. Pitts- 
burgh. He m. Jan. 16. 1913. Mae Balzer. of Pittsburgh. 

E. Edward Henry Stehman. b. Aug. 30. 1893; grad. Mil- 
lersville High School, 1911. He is now a student of 
Carnegie Technical College. 

F. Paul Knotwell Stehman, b. Aug. 12. 1895: grad. Mil- 
lersville High School, 1913. 

G. Ida Henrietta Stehman, b. Aug. 26, 1897. 
H. Harry Herr Stehman. b. Sept. 2. 1899. 

I. Jay Willard Stehman, b. June 15, 1903; d. Nov. 18. 

J. Ivan John Stehman. b. July 21. 1905. 
K. Carl Knotwell Stehman, b. July 11. 1907. 


(2) Harry R. Knotwell. son of Henrietta, Sec. 41-D, born April 
4, 1866; m. Mav 19, '89, Marcella Nefl:". of Millersville. dau. of Chri<- 


tian Xeff. of Manor townshii). and Susan Caldwell, of Conestoga twp. 
Res., Millersville. Ten children: 

A. Ralph Xeff Kn.nwell, b. Oct. 4. 1S89. 

B. Susie Xeff Kn.itwell. b. Aug. 2. 1891. 
c. Harry Earl Kncxwell. b. April 19, 1893. 

D. Christian Ehvood Knotwell, b. Sept. 20, 1895. 

E. Joseph Clarence Knotwell. b. June 10, 1897. 

F. Miriam Adele Knotwell. b. Sept. 7. 1900. 

G. Marcella Kiictwell. b. Feb. 27, 1902: d. Aug. 6, 1902. 
H. Mildred May KuMtwell, b. May 22, 1904. 

I. John Wilbur Kn.itwell, b. April 2, 1907. 
J. Harold Kenneth Knotwell, b. July 31, 1911. 

vii. Levi Sener Shuman. son of Amos B., Sec. 41, born Feb. 10, 
1838. He received the usual common school instruction, on Thunder 
Hill. He m., Sept. 30, '60, Elizabeth R. Myers, who d. in 1903. For 
a number of years he worked his father's farm, and during that period 
their three children were born. After his wife's death his dau.. Ella 
Mary, kept house for her father; and after the death of this devoted 
daughter, the father made his home with his second dau., Anna Lee 
Peifer, of Salunga, where he continues to reside, having ceased farm- 
ing after Ella Mary's death. He was for three years a school director 
of Manor township. He had three children : 

(1) Ella Mary Shuman, b. Feb. 7. 1884; d. April 5, 1908; un- 
married. In the words of her father. "She was a good and 
faithful girl." 

(2) Anna Lee Shuman, b. July 1, 1S67 ; m. Oct. 27. "87, to 
John Franklin Peifer (b. March 31, 1861), a farmer, resid- 
ing at Salunga, Lancaster Co.. Pa. They have six chil- 
dren : 

.\. Walter Shuman Peifer, b. Aug. 23, 1888. Grad. 

Phila. College of Pharmacy; chemist. 
B. John Howard Peifer, b. }.Iarch 11, 1891; student at 

Franklin and Marshall Academy; m. Miss Hershey, 

of Mount Joy. 
c. Elizabeth "Marie Peifer, b. Aug. 1, 1893. 

D. Paul Melvin Peifer, b. Dec. 7. 1896. 

E. Levi Martin Peifer, b. March 5. 1899. 

F. Mary Ella Peifer, b. April 23. 1903. 

(3) Albert Myers Shuman. b. Dec. 1. 1871 ; molder and pol- 
isher, Lancaster. Pa.; m. Xijv. 26. '9L Jennie Bushong 
Eckman (b. 1872). dau. of Abraham Eckman and Martha 
Bushong (Bcauchamp). Three daughters: 


Mabel Eckman Shuman, b. 1S91, lived 3 m. 15 d. 
Zeruah Agnes Shuman, b. March 6, 1S93. 
Bertha Eckman Shuman, b. Oct. 5, 1S95. --• 

A change has been made in the burial place of this large Branch 
of our family. Their dead had all been laid away in the CHRISTIAN 
SHUMAN Family Graveyard, on the old home place, and marked 
with inscriptions sacred to their memors". CHRISTIAN SHUMAN, 
the head of this family, lay there beside his Anna Breneman. He was 
the founder of the cemetery, which v.-as an unusually large private 
burying ground ; and here many of his kindred of at least four other 
Branches had been allowed to have a resting place. He evidently 
intended this God's acre as a safe sleeping place for manv genera- 
tions. His son Amos made especial provision in his will for the care 
and perpetuation of this sacred spot. But in August 2S. 1907, Levi S. 
Shuman, a surviving son, removed the bones of his ancestors and of 
his brothers and sisters, and laid them in the Habecker cemetery, 
near ]Mountville, where they repose beneath the same stones under 
which they had laid in the home cemetery. 



VII. ELIZABETH SHUMAN. dau. of George. Sec. 1, born 
Feb. 18. 1779: d. June "Js, 187o ; m. in 1S07 to John Brady, son nf 
Alexander Brady and Anna Brenneman. 
! Born on the Turkey Hill homestead, she early learned to be 

I familiar with hard work. The editor had it from her own lips that 

f she used to walk into the city of Lancaster bearing on her head ten 

' pounds of butter, a distance of ten miles, and thought it recreation ; 

I for it afforded her a glimpse of the world outside the home, and was 

a change from the drudgerj- of the housework. 

Her husband was of sturdy Scotch extraction (b. May IS, 17S5), 
and by trade a cooper, an occupation which he followed until nearly 
the close of his life (Sept. 25, 1855). His sons, John and Francis, 
learned the trade in their home. Senator Jacob G. Shuman (Sec. 48) 
and his brother Henry (Sec. 51) learned the trade with their uncle 
John Brady. 

They lived all their wedded lives in the village of Millersville. in 
Manor township. Here in the Brady homestead Mr. Brady died. 
at the age of seventy years ; and here grandmother ELIZABETH 
BRADY survived him two decades. 

In this old homestead I used to visit my aunt ELIZABETH, 
and always enjoyed her cheerful conversation. For the last fifteen 
years of her life she was totally blind, and it was at this period that I 
made my calls upon her. When noontime came she would insist that 
I stay and eat with her. It was interesting to watch her laying the 
table: and after finishing our meal, it was again a curious sight to 
watch her washing and drying the dishes, going over the pieces again 
and again to satisfy herself that they were suitable to put awa}-. And 
all the time she kept up a lively conversation. The following account 
of this mother in Israel is furnished by her granddaughter, Miss 
Catharine Alice Brady: 

"My grandmother, ELIZABETH BRADY, was a most estimable 
lady, highly respected and loved by the whole community. Her dis- 
position was kind and attectionate. She was ever ready to ren.der 
assistance. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church in 
Millersville for over si.xty years, and she was remarkable for her im- 
plicit trust in God. 

"For fifteen years prior to her death she was totally blind, yet 
was never heard to murmur or complain. 

"During her widowhood of nearly eighteen years she continued 
to occupy the old homestead in Millers\'ille. On Sabbath it was her 
habit, during her blindness, to sit ready with her wraps on, believing 
the Lord would send some one to take her to church, and she was not 


disappointed. She was considered a good singer, and was very fond 
of music. The evening before her death she asked me to sing a hymn. 
and seemed especially to enjoy the last stanza: 

'My suffering time shall soon be o'er; 

Then shall I sigh and weep no more: 
My ransomed soul shall soar away. 
To sing thy praise in endless day.' 

"She possessed her faculties to the last, and seemed to pass calmly 
out of this life into the life immortal; for she had no disease. Just as 
her habit had been to sit ready to be taken to church, so she was 
ready at the last for Christ to take her over to the church tri- 

In her home she occupied her own rooms; but a family lived in 
the one end. and some member would look in upon her at different 
hours, and do chores for her. Her two sons lived in the town, and 
members of their families often called ; and there were few hours in 
which she was entirely alone in her own quarters. A large old-fash- 
ioned ten-plate wood-stove kept her rooms comfortably warm, and she 
had only to reach into the wood-box to supply it with fuel. 

It is a matter of regret that we did not avail ourselves of the 
remarkable family lore of this esteemed woman. For how much 
fuller might these annals then have been! But in those earlier days 
the compiler never had a thought of collecting family data for our 
ancestral tree — not until years after she was gone. Her family !orv 
perished with her, and none were left to take her place. She coul 
have described every member of her father's family ; and she woula 
have cleared away the mist that hangs about a half-sister, a Mrs 
Gingrich, who is said to have moved to Tennessee. And many im- 
portant links she could have furnished, the want of which is sorely 

ELIZABETH died at the age of 9-t years, 4 months and ten 
days. Twenty-five years after her death, her nephew Jacob B. Shu- 
man (Sec. 39) passed away, having reached a longevity of six days 
beyond the age of his aunt. 

Julius L. Shuman (see Sec. SQ-D), who took a deep interest in 
the compilation of these records, and who rendered valuable assistance 
in the preparation of material, informed the editor that uncle John 
Brady's father. Alexander Brady, came from Glasgow. Scotland, with 
the "Scotch Grays" during the Revolutionary War. 

The compiler, when a boy. saw uncle John Brady in the 
Brady homestead some time prior to his death in 1S55. He had 
retired from his shop, and his son Francis was then carrying on the 
coopering alone in the old shop. 


I Uncle John seemed to be suffering with rheumatic pains, or the 

\ gout, and sat in his easy chair on the long front porch. Their home 
t was on a very public thoroughfare in Millersville, and they had calls 
i from many queer specimens of humanity. The curious specimens 
I were generally foreigners begging their way. Occasionally a stranger 
I would stop to inquire the way. Such was the case on this occa'^ion, 
I and uncle Brady replied in his "Pennsylvania Dutch." with some 
[ impatient retort, saying under liis breath, "You dumb Dutcluuan. 
can't you read the guideboard?" Yes; John was a hardy, yeomanlike 
Scotchman, though brought up a "Pennsylvania Dutchman." and his 
sons John and Frank carried in their features strong cliaracteristics 
of their Scottish origin. 

John and ELIZABETH BRADY had six children: 

1. George Brady, b. Sep. 23. 1S08 ; d. Feb. 12, 1S;U. This 
young man was a teacher at the time of his death. In 
company with his cousin, Jacob G. Shuman, he made a 
visit to their uncle. GEORGE SHUMAN, at Williamsville, 
near Buffalo, in Erie Co., N. Y., where the latter was a 
prosperous farmer. This must have been about 1S30. The 
boys came back with a glowing account of their rich uncle. 
When George Brady was lying on his deathbed, he re- 
quested this cousin, Jacob G. Shuman (Sec. 48), to take 
charge of his school. This he did, and continued in this 
position for several years. 

2. Ann Brady, b. Sept. 27. 1810. Sec. 43. 

3. Hannah Brady, b. Oct. 15, 1S12 ; d. May 29. 1822. 

4. John Brady, b. Jan. 5. 1816. Sec. 44. 

5. Benjamin Brady, b. Oct. 30, 1817; d. Jan. 21, 1832. 

6. Francis L. Brady, b. Nov. 29, 1819, Sec. 45. 

2. Ann Brady, dau. of ELIZABETH, Sec. 42, born Sept. 27, 
1810; d. March 26, 1S52 ; she was m.. in Manor township. Lancaster 
Co.. Pa., May 23, '33, to Josiah Hartley (b. Apr. 23, 1S04, in Wilming- 
ton, Del. : d. March 9, 1887. at Horton. Kan.) ; carpenter. They moved 
to Milton, \\'ayne Co.. Ind.. in 1837. Soon after the death ui his wife, 
Josiah moved to Oquawka, 111., and some time in the 70's he went to 
Kansas, and made his home with his two daughters, who had moved 
to that state. Eight children: 

i. Joseph Liburn Hartley, b. May 17, 1834, Sec. 43-A. 
ii. John M. Hartley, b. March 13. 1S36. Sec. 43-B. 
iii. Mary Ann Hartley, b. Oct. 17, 1837. Sec. 43-C. 
iv. Harriet Ann Hartley, b. Sept. 16, 1839, Sec. 43-D. 


V. Heim- C. Hartley, b. March :?. 1S42, Sec. 43-E. 
vi. Josiah F. Hartley, b. Dec. 16. 1843. at Milton. He enlisted 
in the IDth Ind. Resjt. in the summer of 1S61, and d. in 
Bellevue Hospital. Philadelphia. Oct. 22. 1S62, from wounds 
received in the second Battle of Bull Run. He was not yet 
19 yrs. of age. 
vii. Elvira Jane Hartley, b. Nov. 4, 1S45. Sec. 43-F. 
viii. George Washington Hartley, b. Feb. 18, 1850; d. March 6. 

i. Joseph Liburn Hartley, son of Ann. Sec. 43, born May 17. 1834, 
at Millersville. Lancaster Co.. Pa.; d. April 15, 1897, at Madison, 
Ind. He m. Oct. 17. 1856, Priscilla Philadelphia Collins (b. Oct. 17, 
1838). He was an e.xpert machinist and followed that occupatii)n to 
the time of his death, which was the result of injuries received in the 
engine room of the Madison Cotton Mills, when a cylinder head blew 
out of the engine, and he was scalded by the steam and otherwise 
injured, and died within a few days after the accident. His wife d. 
at Madison, Ind., Dec. 24, 1909. They had no children. Joseph 
enlisted in the 19th Ind. Regt. in the summer of 1S61, and served the 
full term of enlistment. He attained the rank of Captain of Com- 
pany F. He received a gunshot wound in the leg that gave him much 
trouble up to the date of his death. 


ii. John ^L Hartley, son of Ann, Sec. 43, born March 13, 1S36. 
at ^Millersville, Lancaster Co., Pa. He worked with his father when a 
boy and afterward served a three-year apprenticeship at cabinet mak- 
ing, and worked sometimes at carpentering, and sometimes at cabinet 
making, until the opening of the Civil War, when he enlisted in 
Co. E, 16th Indiana Regt. He was made second lieutenant, and 
served in that capacity until the company was mustered out in 1862. 
It was a one-year regiment, and served in the army of the Potomac. 
In 1864 he raised a company under the call for 100 days, and when 
the regiment was organized as the 139th Ind. Vols., he was commis- 
sioned Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment. They were in the 20th 
corps, Army of the Tennessee. Shortly after the close of the war he 
moved from Knightstown, Ind., to Hagerstown, Ind. He served as 
township trustee four years, '84-'SS. and was postmaster under Presi- 
dent Harrison. In 1S95 he helped to organize "The Light Inspection 
Car Company," to manufacture light cars for the use of railroad 
officials for inspection purposes. He was elected secretary and treas- 
urer, and C(5ntinues to hold that position. They have grown fr^m a 



! small beginning until in 1912 they have about one hundred and tifty 

( employes.- They have besides built up a large business in automobile 

t motors and engine parts for a number of automobile companies. 

f He m., Jan. 31, ISoS, Amanda Macy, at Milton, Ind., and he says, 

f "it has proved to be a very happy union. No man ever had a better 

I wife." What a high encomium that is to his wife! Two children: 

i (1) Laura A. Hartley, b. No\-. 11, 1S5S: m. to Isaac D. Hines 

I in 1878, and had three children, the youngest d_\ing in 

infancy. Mr. Hines d. in 1886. Laura made her home 
with her parents, and the children were reared under the 
eye of their grandparents. 

A. Frederick H. Hines. an exceptionally bright young 
man, was attacked with lung trouble and d. a few 
years ago. 

B. Mary Hines, m. Fred C. Murray; she d. in winter 
of 1911-12. of the same disease as her brother, leav- 
ing two little boys. Both she and her brother 
Frederick were graduates of the high school, 
Hagerstown, Ind. 

(2) Charles H. Hartley, b. Nov. 17, 1860. at Connersville, Ind. : 
he received a good common school education, and when 
about 16 he started as a telegraph operator, and became 
conversant with all kinds of railroad work. He m. Miss 
Alice Youst, of Bucyrus. O., in 1887 : accepted a position 
with the Chicago and Northwestern R. R. Co.. on the 
Ashland division, and resided at Ashland. Wis. He was 
promoted from time to time until he became division 
supt. of the Ashland division, which he held for about ten 
years. He resigned in 1909 and went into an organi.-ja- 
tion headed by some Wisconsin capitalists to build the 
Wisconsin and Northern Railroad, running from Osh- 
kosh to the mining regions in northern Wisconsin. He 
was made general manager to build the road. They have 
(1912) 100 miles in operation from Shawano north, and 
are still pushing northward. He lives in Oshkosh, and 
has a fine home. Three children: 

A. Blair Hartley, b. 1888. 

B. Ralph Hartley, b. 1889. 
c. Marion Hartley, b. 1891. 

The two sons are operating a small mfg. business in Osh- 



iii. Mary Ann Hartley, dau. of Ann, Sec. 43, born Oct. 17. 
1837, at Milton. She was m. March 1, 1855. to Alonzo A, Rice (b 
Aoril 15, 1832, in Cincinnati; d. in Lawton, Okla., Jan. 28. 1911). The 
widow resides in Kansas City, Mo. They had six children: 

(1) Mattie E. Rice. b. June 22. 1857, at Milton, Ind. : m. Nov. 
17, 1904. to William C. Fabian. Res., Kansas City. 

(2) Florence A. Rice. b. April 10, 1859, in Kansas City; m. 
May 8, 1884, to William Shortridge. She d. Oct. 4, 1900, 
in Kansas City, and is buried there. Two children : 

A. Ethel Fay Shortridge (dead). 

B. Caro Shortridge (dead). 

(3) Charles B. Rice. b. Dec. 15. 1865. in Kansas City; m. Aug. 
2, 1888. Katherine DeWitt ; he d. Jan. 24, 1912. One child : 

A. Harold DeWitt Rice. 

(4) William A. Rice, b. Jan. 12. 1867. in Kansas City; m. Dec. 
14, 1901. Emma Cofield ; res.. Walter. Okla. Two children : 

A. Harry L. Rice. 

B. Pauline Rice. 

(5) Edward FI. Rice, b. Jan. IS, 1869. in Kansas City; un- 
married ; res., Cortez, Colo. 

(6) Walter E. Rice, b. Sept. 4, 1871, in Kansas City; d. Feb. 
24, 1910, at Walter, Okla. 


iv. Harriet Ann Hartley, dau. of Ann, Sec. 43, born Sept. 16, 
1839, at Milton. Ind.; d. Alarch 24. 1888, at Horton. Kan.; m. to Amos 
Crawford in 1858. After Harriet's death he went back to Indiana. 
and m. in '91 Henry Hartley's widow, Mary (Winship) Hartley. Har- 
riet had six children to Amos Crawford, and Mary had one: 

(1) William F. Crawford, b. Xov. 15, 1859; m. Minnie Parker, 
and has one son living in Colorado, married — not reported. 

(2) Charles M. Crawford, b. March 22, 1863. 

(3) Cora B. Crawford, b. Oct. 26, 1866; m. to Edward Ott. 
She d. July 31, 1912. Three children: 

A. Crawford Ott. 

B. Norma Ott. 
c. Florence Ott. 

(4) Sophia Crawford, b. Aug. 31, 1871 ; d. Nov. 9, 1873. 

(5) Walter Carlton Crawford, b. Dec. 6. 1874. 

(6) James Courtney Crawford, b. Dec. 6, 1874. , 

(7) Leland Crawford, b. Feb. 14, 1892. 



i V. Henry C. Hartley, son of Ann, Sec. 43, born March 3, 1842: 

^ d. March 22, 1SS9 ; went to Illinois when quite young. He enlisted 

f in the lOth 111. Regt.. Comp. C. 

i He married, first, Lucinda Marshall, and was divorced ; married. 

^ second, Mary Winship. He was injured on the 14th of December, 

[ 1888, by a falling tree, and lingered until March 22, 1889. 

His widow, Mary Winship Hartley, was m. in '91 to Amos Craw- 
ford (Sec. 43-D). Henry Hartley had two children by Mary Winship: 

(1) Joseph Hartley, b. April 28, 1868; d. July 25, 1891. 

(2) Minnie Hartley, b. Jan. 12, 1871: m. to Henry Slack; res., 
Knightstown, Ind. 


Elvira Jane Hartley, dau. of Ann, Sec. 43, born Nov. 4, 184.5, 
:• at Milton, Ind.; d. May 4, 1900, at McCordsville, Ind.; m. first, to 

; Darius Dee Collins, a machinist, Jan. 2, 1868, who d. Sept. 14, 1873. 

She was m., second, to Thomas Jeflerson Hanna, in the spring of '78, 
who d. June 4. 1900. Elvira had four children to Collins, and si.x to 

(1) Sarah Florence Collins, b. Dec. 28. 1868; d. July 23, 1904; 
m. to Harlan R. Haskell and has 

A. Frederick Haskell; res. in Los Angeles, Cal. ; m., 
and has 

a. Harlan Haskell. 

b. Norma Jane Haskell. 

(2) Lena Collins, b. Sept. 22, 1870; m. to John Everett Craig. 
March 27, '90 (b. Nov. 11. 1863), locomotive engineer. 
Two children : 

.\. Norma Jane Craig, b. Oct. 28, 1892. 

B. Harold Hartley Craig, b. May 4, 1897. 

(3) Liburn Hartley Collins, b. Feb. 21, 1872; foreman in auto- 
mobile works, Knightstown, Ind. ; m. Mary Louisa Argus. 
Nov. 24, 1895, and has 

A. Doris Estelle Collins, b. Sept. 28, 1896. 

B. Richard Hartley Collins, b. Apr. 17, 1898. 

(4) John Dee Collins, b. March 6, 1873; m. Myrtle .McCord, 
Nov., 1908. One child: 

A. Hubert Lowell Collins, b. Nov. 4. 1911. 

(5) Samuel Arden Hanna, b. Apr. 14, 1880; unmarried; black- 
smith in auto factory in Knightstown, Ind. 

(6) His twin comrade, d. at birth. 

(7) James Hanna, b. Aug. 31, 1882; unmarried; in the grain 
business at Fountaintown, Ind. 


(8) George W. Haniia, b. Jan. 7. 1SS4 : grad. from Purdue 
University, c!as^ of IDUG. He m. Ruby Harter. Oct.. 1906. 
He is an electrical engineer and draughtsman in an auto- 
mobile plant in Springfield. Mass. They have one child: 

A. Shirley Imogene Hanna. b. Aug. 6. 1908. 

(9) Mabel K. Hanna. b. Dec. 28, 1886. She was m. May 27. 
1906, to William Delbert Springer, a grain dealer in Fort- 
ville, Ind. One child: 

A. Richard Delbert Springer, b. Oct. 22. 1907. 
(10) William E. Hanna. b. Oct. 4. 1888; m. Loraine May 
Brewer, of Los Angeles, Cal. April 3. 1912. He is a city 
fireman in Indianapolis. 


4. John Brady, son of ELIZABETH, Sec. 42, born Jan. 5. 1816; 
d. Sept. 21. 1879. 'Hc m. in ■.37 Eliza Ann Welsh (b. Sept. 13. 1S14 ; 
d. May 17, 1893). He was born in the old Millersville homestead. 
The town was in that day called Millerstown. He was educated in 
the district schools of Manor township. He carried on the coopering 
trade in his native town for thirty years. He was recorder of deeds 
for Lancaster county for three years. 1851-54; school director of 
Manor township for six years; principal founder of the normal school 
at Millersville, which in 1859 became the first state normal school; 
a trustee of this school for a number of years. In 1852 he built a 
large hotel in the village, and was proprietor of it for ten years. It 
stood adjoining the Union Hall, and is now (1899) in possession of 
Jacob Warfel as a private residence. 

John Brady was United States revenue assessor for eight years. 
He was especially distinguished as a public auctioneer, and this busi- 
ness he followed till the close of his life. He was an enterprising busi- 
ness man. and erected in the village some ten houses. For some years 
he was engaged in brick manufacture. 

John Brady was an active politician, always identified with the 
Whig, and later with the Republican party. His widow, who pre- 
ferred the name Elizabeth, survived him over thirteen years. Both 
are buried in the Brady lot in the Mennonite cemetery. Following 
are their eight children : 

i. Benjamin Franklin Brady, b. Sept. 3. 1837 ; d. same day. 
ii. Ann Eliza Brady, b. Sept. 30, 1838; m. in "57 to Isaiah 
Herr, son of David O. Herr, and had seven children: 

(1) Alfred Brady Herr, b. June 2, 1858, farmer; m. 
Minnie Benedict. Four children — not rep. Tteil. 


I (2) Isaiah Herr. 1S60-62. 

I (3) Emma Brady Herr. b. Aug. 1, 1862; m. to Jacob 

^ S. Mann, farmer. Two children — nut repurted. 

I (4) Infant, still-born. 1S64. 

I (5) Anna Brady Herr. b. July 3, 1869; d. March 27, 

I 1891. 

I (6) Mary Herr. 1875-76. 

I (7) Ada Elerr. 1876-78. 

L iii. Milton Shuman Brady, b. Sept. 24, 1840; attended the 

I public schools of Millersville ; in. Sept. 15. '85, Barbara E. 

f Charles, of Martic township, Lancaster Co.. Pa., resided 

in Millersville. He was postmaster July 1, 1869, to July 1, 
1873. He was constable of Manor twp. four years. He 
was totally blinil. having lost his sight spring of 1894. He 
died Nov. 15. 1902. One son ; 

(1) John Cameron Brady, b. June 24. 1889; m. and 

living in Logansport. Ind., employed by P. R. R. 

iv. John Wesley Brady, b. Oct. 23. 1842; m. Feb. 22. '71. 

Henrietta Watson, of Coventryville, Pa., dau. of Rev. John 

Watson, a Methodist minister. Wesley d. Jan. 9. 1913. 

They had three children : 

(1) Edith Brady, b. Jan. 24. and d. the 27th. 1874. 

(2) Edward D. Brady, b. March 7. 1876; m. Marion 
Kendig. and is living in Columbia, Pa. Em- 
ployed by P. R. R. Three children : 

A. James Brady. 

B. Pearl H. Brady, 
c. Clara M. Brady. 

(3) Augustus Watson Brady, b. July 20. 1883. Res.. 
Philadelphia, 2525 North Newkirk St.; m. Minnie 
, and has 

A. Edith Brady. 
V. Catharine Alice Brady, b. Oct. 14. 1844, Sec. 44-A. 
vi. Mary Martha Brady.'b. March 11. 1847; d. July 22. 1847. 
vii. Emma Ellen Brady, b. July 4, 1848; d. Oct. 4. 1851. 
viii. Winfield Scott Brady, b. Oct. 9. 1851; m. Feb. 10. '73. 
Jennie M. Bookman, of Drumore township. Lancaster Co.. 
Pa. Res., Millersville. He attended the Millersville State 
Normal School during five terms. He was foreman of the 
cigar factory of W. W. Jacob & Co., Lancaster. Two 
children : 

(1) Winfield Hayes Brady, b. Oct. 2, 1876 ; grad. Mil- 
lersville State Normal School, '96. He m. Mary 


Boriiges>er. He is with the P. R. R. One child— 

not reported. 
(2) Raymond Brady, b. July 24, ISSl ; d. Oct. 7, ISSl. 
ix. Elvina Rrady. b. Dec. !>, 1S52; d. March 13, 1S53. 
X. Henrietta Brady, b. Oct. 10, 1S53 ; d. Aug. 10, 1854. 


V. Catharine Alice Brady, dau. of John, Sec. 44, born Oct. 14, 
1844; unmarried. Alice says: "T have not much to say of myself, 
only that I have been a cripple since twelve years of age; was afflicted 
with inflammatory rheumatism and typhoid fever. I was confined to 
my bed for almost a year, and for nearly two years did not walk a 
step. After that I was able to walk with the aid of two crutches, and 
now (1897) I am using one crutch. 

"Since my dear mother's death I have been living with my friend, 
R. Emma Smith. Cochranville, Chester Co., Pa., and am stenographer 
and typewriter for her brother, S. W. Smith. I was converted before 
I became lame, and was early received into the Methodist church." 

Miss Emma Smith adds to these modest words the following 
valuable account of her friend : 

"Alice is specially gifted in music — has a remarkable voice, such 
as is rarely given to any. She led the singing and was organist in the 
Millersville Methodist Episcopal church for years, besides being fre- 
quently called from home to lead the music at entertainments, sing 
at camp-meetings and other gatherings. She has been a member of 
the choir at Landis\ine camp-meeting, Lancaster Co., Pa., for twenty 

5. \V. Smith and sister, and Alice, have moved to Coatesville, Pa., 
where they now reside. 


6. Francis L. Brady, son of ELIZABETH, Sec. 40, born Nov. 
29, 1819; d. Oct. 27, 1894; m. in '41, Hannah Carpenter (1817-1905), of 
Ephrata township, Lancaster Co., Pa. He was a cooper, having 
learned the trade in his father's shop, and continuing it all his life at 
the old stand. 

It was Francis L. Brady who informed the writer of these annals 
that our grandmother Shuman's first name was Anna Conata Kath- 
arina. Our grandmother was living in the Brady home at the time of 
her death in 1826. when Frank was in his seventh year. Frank L. 
and Hannah Bradv had four children: 


Carpenter Brady, b. Dec. 27, 1S42 ; d. Oct. 2, 1S49. 
Mary Ann Brady, b. July IS, 1S45 ; d. Oct. S, 1849. 
Melinda C. Brady, b. Dec. 14. 1646; educated in the public 
schools of her nati\'e village, Millersville, and was during 
five terms a student of the Millersville State Normal 
School. She taught in the public schools of Manor town- 
ship for twenty years. She was m. Sept. 13, '81, to Alonzo 
B. Welsh, of Bedford Co., Va. They reside in Lancaster, 
and have no children. 
Martha Ann Brady, b. Feb. IS, 1S54 ; d. May 28, 1859. 



VHI. JACOB SHUMAN, son of George. Sec. 1, born Jan. 3, 
1781, on Turkey Hill, Manor twp.. Lane. Co., Pa.; d. March 9, 1837. 

He was a tailor, and followed this trade during the winters, but 
devoted the summers to the cultivation oi a few acres of land and to 
the Susquehanna fishery, which he uwned in partnership with his 
brother CHRISTIAN. 

At the age of twenty-seven he m. Mary W'itman (b. Oct. 2, 1789), 
dau. of Daniel W'itman and Elizabeth Good. She d. Oct. 7, 1825, at 
the age of thirty-six years, leaving a babe, Michael, only three weeks 

With many tears of affection, the beloved wife and mother was 
laid away in their own new little family burying ground, a few rods 
west of the house, wherein none were yet laid, except perhaps their 
infant baby boy Christian. 

Marriage Certificate of Daniel Witman and Elizabeth Good. 

"These are to certify that Daniel \\'itman and Elizabeth Good, 
of Lancaster county, are lawfully joined in matrimony the sixth day 
of July, the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty- 
five, per me. 

Witness my hand. Henry Muhlenberg." 

Also Elizabeth's birth. 

"Elizabeth Good was born on the 25th of October, at 2 o'clock in 
the afternoon, in the year 1760." 

Daniel and Elizabeth Witman had seven children : Rebecca, 
Elizabeth, Mary, William, Catharine, Rachel, Jane. 

Mary, the third in this list, is the subject of this sketch. She was 
b. Oct. 2, 1789, on a farm on the site of which Harrisburg, the capital 
of the state, now stands. 

Following is a partial marriage record of the children of Daniel 
and Elizabeth Witman : 

Rebecca, m. to Dosch. 

Elizabeth, m. to Strebig. 

Mary, m. to JACOB SHUMAN. 

William, a bach., lived with his sister Catharine. 

Catharine, m. to Evans. 

Jane, m. to Wolford. 

JACOB SHUMAN lived in Manor township, on the Anchor road, 
not far from his birthplace, about two miles east of the Susquehanna 

Living near the river and in the district of the shad fisheries of 
the falls of the Susquehanna, below the Columbia dam, JACOB grew 


I up to be a fisherman of no mean reputation. He and his brother 

I CHRISTIAN owned a fishery about one mile in the river from the 

5 old "Anchor" tavern along the shore road. The sign of this tavern 

j' was an anchor. Hence, the road which led away from the river road 

i eastward from this tavern came to be designated the Anchor road. 

I It was the road next south of the Blue Rock road, and ran parallel 

\ with it eastward toward Millersville. 

I His eldest son, George \V., alludes to this fish industry in the fol- 

1 lowing words: "Here we used to spend days in preparation for the 

I spring fishing season. In the fall of the year there was fishing of a 

I different character in what were called by us "fish-baskets," located in 

J the Turkey Hill falls, where father had interests. So that the two 

f yielded him a good support, with the land which he cultivated — some 

I ten acres — and his trade at which he worked in the winter." 

I He owned six acres on Turkey Hill, besides the five acres on his 

f own homestead on the Anchor road. Every year he raised from two 

I to three acres of tobacco — a profitable industn.-. 

K In the same township were two brothers of JACOB, namelv. 

CHRISTIAN and MICHAEL; and a stronger intimacy must have 
existed among these three than with the other brothers, four of whom 
had settled in Cumberland county, in that part of it which is now 
Perry county, traversed by the Juniata ri\'er. Especial!}' was there a 
strong bond of attachment with CHRISTIAN, whose farm was only a 
mile north from JACOB. 

JACOB had two sisters, ELIZABETH and MARY, the former 
hardly two years older than he, the latter nearly three and a half 
years younger. These sisters, together with their older brother, 
CHRISTIAN, and their two younger brothers. FREDERICK and 
GEORGE, constituted the playmates and companions of their child- 
hood. From the group, however, we ought not to omit ANDREW, of 
the older set, who was still at home, and wdio was only three years 
older than the oldest of them. Then, too, as frequent playmates, we 
ought to include the Manning children, their cousins, who were their 
neighbors on Turkey Hill. These happy children we may in our 
fancy see rambling through the wiMwood, or sometimes rushing pell- 
mell down the rocky road to the great river's brink, to hear the rip- 
pling waters, or to watch the sturdy lumbermen piloting their rafts of 
pine logs through the rushing rapids of the Turkey Hill falls adown 
the angry stream. What sights and sounds greeted their unsophisti- 
cated eyes and ears! How they shouted in the exuberance of their 
young unburdened spirits! Their early outdoor life, and their con- 
verse with nature and her visible forms, prepared them for the stern 
pioneer life that most of them were to lead in the country which was 
then new. ' 


About a year after the death ..f Mary, JACOB married Margaret 
Wissler, the daughter of Christian Wissler and Elizabeth F.shelman. 
This new wife became to liis motherless children a second mother, 
and also reared six children, the fruit of this second union JACOB 
died in 1837. and was laid beside Mary, his earlier consort, who had 
fallen asleep twelve years before. 

Thus the father was the last of his family that was buried here. 
All others that found a resting-place in this little plat were outside 
of our kindred. Bereft of her husband and deprived of his strong 
arm, the mother now began to taste the bitterness of early widow- 
hood. But with a ready heart and a vigorous body, and a courage so 
notable in our mothers, she went out into the world and bravely 
fought her battle of life. 

Nine years after her husband's death. Margaret Shuman was 
married to Jacob Ritter, a stone mason, from Maryland, and to that 
union there was born a daughter, Mary, who grew to fair womanhood, 
whose record will be found in these annals. 

Margaret Wissler Shuman had sisters Betsey. Nancy Peters, 
Katy, Matty Gillen ; and brothers Christian, m. : Jacob and Rudolph, 
bachelors, and John, twice m.. and lived at Cumberland. Ind. Matty's 
husband, John Gillen, enlisted in the Mexican War, and died in the 
army. They had a son, Jacob. 

Here follows the record of JACOB SHUMAN'S nine children by 
Mary Witman and six children by Margaret Wissler: 

1. George Witman Shuman. b. May 23, 1809. Sec. 47. 

2. Jacob Good shuman. b. July 27, 1811, Sec. 48. 

3. Christian Shuman, b. 1812; d. in infancy. 

4. Daniel Shuman, b. 1S14; d. July 30. 186S. He was a bach- 
elor. Being reproached for cowardice, because he declined 
to drive a skittish horse, his wounded pride finally induced 
him to drive off with the team, with the result that he was 
thrown from the wagon. Both his legs were broken, and 
he died in the Lancaster county hospital, after lingering 
some weeks. 

5. John Witman Shuman. b. April 7, 1816, Sec. 49. 

6. Catharine Shuman. b. Nov. 1, 1818. Sec. 50. 

7. Henry ^\•itman Shuman, b. Sept. 11, 1820, Sec. 51. 

8. Frederick Shuman. b. Feb. 26, 1822, Sec. 52. 

9. Michael Strebig Shuman. b. Sept. 16, 1825, Sec. 53. 

10. Elizabeth Shuman, b. Oct. 14. 1827; d. Feb. 13, 1832. Her 
brother Andrew, who became the eminent journalist, was 
at the time of his little sister's death a babe a little over one 
year of age. When a youth at college he wrote a poem in 


I blank verse on the loss of this sweet little sister, under the 

\ heading of "The Orphan's Re\-eries.'" I quote the following 

1; words : 

P "But ere my life's first year had fairly sped, 

t Or memory's eye had oped its mystic door. 

I This fair young spirit fled — went home to heaven — 

f And left a dreary home on earth behind." 

L 11. Christian \\'issler Shuman. b. Feb. 13, 1S29, Sec. 54. 

■" 12. Andrew Shuman, b. Nov. 8, 1830, Sec. 55. 

I 13. Abraham Wissler Shuman, b. March 14, 1833, Sec. 56. 

I 14. Benjamin F. Shuman. b. Oct. 8, 1S34, Sec. 57. 

I 15. William Colhozeh Shuman, b. March 17, 1836, Sec. 58. 

[ SECTION 47. 

i 1. George W'itman Shuman, son of JACOB, Sec. 46, born May 

I 23. 1809; d. April 21, 1S94. He learned the tailor trade from his 

^ father, and assisted him with the needle in the winters and on the 

j farm during the summers. He remained in his father's home until 

t the age of twenty. Then in August. 1829, he left the homestead roof 

I to seek his fortune abroad. By his trade he could now work his way 
I where fickle fortune prompted. Traveling through York county, 
[• stopping at York and Hanover, then on by Frederick, Md., he finally 
reached Middleburg, Loudoun Co., Va. Here he made one long stop. 
built up his trade, and m. Dec. 15, '35. Harriet Peyton Harrison Surgh- 
nor (surj'ner), dau. of James Surghnor and Harriet Peyton Harrison. 
Her grandparents were cousins german : Valentine Harrison and 
Nancy Peyton — children of a brother and sister. George W. here 
plied his trade for nearly sixty years. 

It was George Witman Shuman. the subject of this sketch, who 
testified that there was an ADAM in grandfather George Shuman's 
family. It was also he who asserted without any misgiving that our 
grandfather had a daughter by his first wife. Manning, and that this 
daughter was married to a man by the name of Gingrich, of Lititz, 
Lancaster county, Pa. ; that they moved to Tennessee, in the vicinity 
of Nashville, and that nothing more is known about them. No one 
else, however, seems ever to have heard of this daughter. 

Mrs. Gertrude Miller says, in regard to her mother's people: 
"My great-grandparents on my mother's side were first cousins — 
brother and sister's children. My great-grandmother was a Peyton, 
and great-grandfather a Harrison. The old Peyton mansion still 
stands in Loudoun Co.. \'a.. with the coat of arms on the front of the 
house in white marble, and on the hack walls of the fireplace in the 
library room. It is now owned by Col. William Rogers — commonly 
called 'Extra Billy Rogers.' It is about one mile and a half from 


Mjddleburg. This was owned by Sir John Peyton of Revolutionary 
fame, an uncle of my mother's mother. I have a pin that Sir John 
wore through the war; it contained his mother's hair, and is marked 
upon the back. MTiTi.' He brought it from England when he came 
to this country about 1725." 

The Harrisons and the Peytons were two of the most prominent 
families in the state of \'irginia. Gertrude has papers of these families 
extending far back in the history of \'irginia. 

Valentine Harrison (Harriet P. H. Shuman's grandfather) served 
with his cousin, William Henry Harrison, under \\'ashington in the 
Revolutionary War. 

The Harrisons. 

There were three families of Harrisons: The Berkley, the Bran- 
don, and the Aqua Harrisons. All were of Revolutionary fame. 

Benjamin Harrison (1740-1791) was a signer of the Declaration 
of Independence, and was governor of Virginia. His son, \\"illiam 
Henry Harrison, was the ninth president of the United States; and 
William Henry's son. John, was the father of Benjamin Harrison, the 
twenty-third president. These all were Berkley Harrisons. 

Capt. L P. Harrison and Capt. \'alentine Harrison, Harriet's 
grandfather, were of the Aqua branch, and were cousins of Gov. Ben- 
jamin Harrison, of Berkley. 

Cap. Valentine Harrison and wife Nancy Peyton, who d. in 1S22, 
had two sons and a daughter: Seldon, Addison and Harriet Peyton. 
Harriet Peyton Harrison was m. to James Surghnor. of Loudoun Co., 
Va., and had Valentine Surghnor; Harriet Peyton Harrison Surghnor 
(1811-1887) ; Francis Surghnor, and Thompson Surghnor. who was 
killed in the Civil War. Harriet Peyton Harrison Surghnor (ISll- 
1887) was the wife of George Witman Shuman. and they are the sub- 
jects of this sketch. Harriet was a first cousin of \'alentine Harrison 
Surghnor. 115 Dearborn St., who has been 32 years in real estate in 

For many years George W. was postmaster of the place, losing 
the office only during President Cleveland's second term, regaining 
it at the accession of Benjamin Harrison, and continuing in the office 
till his death in 1894. Eight children were born to George W. and 
Harriet Shuman: 

i. Septimus Tustin Shuman. b. Sept. 27, 1836, Sec. 47-A. 

ii. Gertrude Katherine Shuman. b. April 29, 1842, Sec. 47-B. 

iii. Harriet Peyton Harrison Shuman, b. Oct. 17, 1844; m. to 

George Blackburn, farmer. Lot, Middlesex Co.. \'a. ; no 

children. Mr. Blackburn is a farmer. He haj lost his 

• . sight. 


f iv. Henry Saint George Shiiman, b. May 4, 1845; d, Aug. 21, 

I 1847.' 

I V. Valentine Harrison Shuman. b. July 23, 1S47 ; d. Oct. 29, 

i 1853. 

I vi. Eliza Burwell Shuman. b. Nov. 13, 1849, Sec. 47-C. 

I vii. Lavinia Peyton Shuman, b. Jan. 20, 1852, Sec. 47-D. 

r viii. Georgiana Pevton Shuman, b. April 3. 1856 : d. Aug. 8, 

F 1856. 


I Septimus Tustin Shuman, only son of George W., Sec. 47, born 

I Sept. 27, 1836; d. June 15, 1892. He m. Oct. 12, '59, Florence W. 
i Norris (b. Feb. 11, 1839), dau. of Benjamin Bradford Norris and Wil- 
t lamina Norris, of Maryland. Septimus Tustin was a physician, who 
I died early, leaving a lovely and devoted wife. Florence, and two chil- 
^ dren. He was an artist of some accomplishment. During a long 
I severe illness his nervous prostration necessitated his removal to the 
^ asylum at Staunton, \'a., where, some time after, he died. His widow 
I resides in Richmond, \'a. Two children: 

(1) Florence Gertrude, b. Aug. 4, 1860, Sec. 47-Aa. 

(2) George Norris Shuman, b. }vlarch 9, 1862 ; m. April 25, 
'88, Ida M. Wood, dau. of William Sears Wood, of Rich- 
mond, \'a. Norris conducts a bureau of credits in Rich- 
mond. No children. 

(1) Florence Gertrude Shuman. dau. of Septimus Tustin, Sec. 
47-A, born Aug. 4. 1860: m. March 3. '81, to Walter R. Whittlesey, who 
is chief of the music division in the Library of Congress, Washington, 
D. C. They have six children: 

A. Helen Norris Whittlesey, b. Aug. 13, 1882; m. in 1907 
to Edward Landon Carter, of Va. Helen N. died Aug. 
18, 1912, in New York City. She left a dau.. 

a. Helen Carter, b. 1908. 

B. Gertrude Lewis Whittlesey, b. July 29, 1SS4; m. July 
14, 1909, to Flarry Whiting Finney, lawyer, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

c. Katherine Noyes Whittlesey, b. July 31, 1888. 

D. Thomas Norton Whittlesey, b. June 5, 1895. 

E. Fanny Hunt Whittlesey, b. Nov. 4, 1897. 

F. Charles Jewell Whittlesey, b. April 6, 1899. 

ii. Gertrude Katherine Shuman. dau. of George W., Sec. 47, 
born April 29, 1842; m. March 3, '57, to H.^n. George W. Miller, who 


died May 24, IS'JT. Gertrude took up her residence iti Washington, 
D. C, in 1907, retaining her Washington, Pa., home as a summer 

George W. Miller was of Scotch-Irish descent, son of Doctor 
George Miller and Martha Miller. His paternal grandfather was one 
of the founders of Jefferson College, at Cannonsburg, Pa., and for 
thirty years prc^fessor of natural sciences in that institution. His 
father was a successful physician at Butler, Pa., where he had influen- 
tial relatives in the Purviance family. From there the Doctor moved 
to Marion, Ohio. Here the subject of this sketch was born July 25, 
1825. He was graduated from Washington College, W'ashington, Pa., 
in 1846. He taught in the Florence Academy, Washington county ; at 
Frankfort, Ky. ; at Greene .\cademy, Carmichael, Pa., and in Wash- 
ington College. 

He was admitted to the bar of Washington county on Feb. 21, 
1853, and formed a partnership with John D. Braden, which continued 
under the firm name of Braden & Miller until 18ST, when Mr. Miller 
became U. S. marshal for the Western District of Penna. 

In politics Mr. Miller was a Democrat. He was elected a mem- 
ber of the House of Representatives in 1856, and also 1S57, and was 
that year elected State Senator for three years. 

In 1872 he was candidate for presidential elector on the Demo- 
cratic ticket. In ISSO he was a strong supporter of the Tilden wing 
of the party and was a delegate to the national convention held in 
Cincinnati which nominated Gen. W. S. Hancock for the presidency. 

Mr. Miller was manager of the Pennsylvania Reform School for 
four years. Six children : 

(1) George Peyton Miller, b. Jan. 16, 185S ; d. in 1909, lawyer. 

(2) Catharine Gertrude Miller, b. April 17, 1859; d. Nov. 24, 
1887; m. April 17, '79, to Joseph T. Speer, b. 1855; no 
children. Mr. Speer is of the iron firm of Alexander Speer 
& Son.s, the Globe Plow \\'orks. of Pittsburgh, Pa. Joseph 
and William Speer constitute the firm. Catharine Gert- 
rude Speer died in her twenty-ninth year. 

(3) Albert Craig Miller, b. :March 4, 1861 ; civil or mechanical 
engineer. Res., Albany, N. Y. 

(4) Septimus Miller, b. Sept. 14, 1863 ; d. in infancy. 

(5) Harriet Elinor Miller, b. Feb. 15, 1865; d. June 17. 1880; 
a beautiful bud just ready to burst into the bloom of 
young womanhood. 

(6) Flarrison Peyton Miller, a dau., b. Aug. 3, 1867; d. in six 



I vi. Eliza Burwell Shunian. dau. oi Genrrje W'., Sec. 47. born 

i Nov. 13, 1S49; m. Xuv. 3. 'e,-^, to William W. Whiting, of New York. 

I who d. in 1899. They lived f. .r some years at \'iiieland, X. J. Alter 

{' Mr. Whiting's death, the family moved to Los Angeles. Cal. 

i George S.. their S(jn, says that his nrnther has Mr. \\'hiting"s naval 

I record — implying that his father had been in the na\-y. 

[ Five children ; 

\ (1) William Harrison Whiting, b. 1S70: lost at sea. 

I (2) George S. \\'hiting. b. 1872; cabinet maker. Philadel- 

I phia ; res.. Collingswood, N. J.; m. in 1900, and has 

f- A. Gardner Whiting, b. June. 1902. 

t B. Mildred Whiting, b. August, 1904. 

I (3) Forrest Whiting, d. Oct.. 1876. infant. 

i (4) Gertrude Lillian Whiting, b. 187S ; m. in '99 to Frederick 

si Gardner: she d. in 190."). They had 

I A. Burwell \\ biting Gardner, b. 1900. 

p B. Mildred Jeannette Gardnei', b. 1902. 

t (5) Henry Whiting, b. 1880; salesman; m. and has 

I A. Lillian Whiting. 

vii. Lavinia Peyton Sliuman, dau. of George ^^'., Sec, 47. born 
Jan. 20, 1852; m. in '76 to Richard Semans Oldham (b. April 26. 
1848) ; res., Camden, X. J. ; produce dealer in Philadelphia. The 
parents of Richard Semans r)ldham were Edward Oldham, b. 1816. 
at Bohemia Manor, Cecil county. Maryland, and Elizabeth Semans. 
born July 14. 1816, in Kent county. Maryland. The Oldham family 
were early settlers at Bohemia Manor. One child to Richard S. and 
Lavinia Oldham ; 

(1) Elizabeth Semans Oldham, b. June 23. 1877, in Camden, 
N. ]., where she resides with her parents. 








{ 2. Jacob Good Sliuman, s.,n of JACOB, Sec. 46. born July .27, 

t ISll. at the homestead, on the Anchor road. Manor twp.. Lane. 

I Co , Pa. 

I At the age of fourteen he was apprenticed to his uncle. John 

f Brady, of Millersville. to learn the cooper trade. At the close of his 

i apprenticeship, when seventeen years of age, he made a trip west, 

; footing it over the .\llegheny mountains to Pittsburgh, where he 

worked a short time at his trade, and then went to Cincinnati. Here 
he contracted cholera, which almost proved fatal to him. 

After an absence of two years in the west, he returned to his 
native township and wrought at his trade with his uncle Brady in 
Millersville. until an event happened that changed his course of life. 
Mis cousin George Brady, who was a teacher at Millersville, fell sick, 
and requested Jacob G. to take charge of his school. This was about 
1830. The cousin died, and at the entreaties of the patrons of the 
school, Jacob G. continued to be their teacher — a vocation which he 
followed, with little interruption, until 1S4.5, devoting his leisure to 

But it was preeminently in Manor township that his chief life- 
work was done. Here as a teacher he made his mark for many years 
in the Prosp)ect Hill school — in his time known as the "Thunder Hill" 
school. He also taught in earlier years in Millersville and at Rolirers- 
town. He formed a deliating club, which met in Washingtonln .m and 
on Thunder Hill. Here he acquired considerable forensic ability, and 
gradually became a very active politician and a staunch supporter of 
the Whig party. 

As a teacher of the period he Iiad not his equal, and many were 
the students who went out from his tuition equipped for the struggle 
of life. 

It was from among the Thunder Hill school girls that Jacob G. 
selected his wife — his little "blackeye." Frances Staman became his 
wife on the 17th of September. lSi'->. The ceremony was performed 
by Elder Israel Brady, of Washingtonboro, and they had their home 
in the homestead of Fanny's m(jther. on the Blue Rock road. Fanny's 
parents were John Staman and Frances Hiestand. the latter living to 
tlie age of 91 years — dying in June. 1^86. 

In 1844, and again in 1845. he was elected to the state legislature 
by the Whig party of his native county. After the expiration of his 
service in the House of Representatives, he assumed again the calling 
of a pedagogue, and engaged also in agricultural pursuits. 

About 18.50 he abandoned the pedagogical profession and dev(3ted 
his whole attention to farming. In 1854 he was elected to the Penn- 


sylvania state senate : and in the midst of a political campaign in 
which his. friends were bringing him forward as the nominee of his 
congressional district for the national house of representatives he 
died, at the early age of forty-se\eu years. 

The present writer, when a child in the early forties, attended this 
school (in Thunder Hill, a name which tlie knoll had well earned from 
the circumstance that the lightning struck frequently in the vicinity, 
and one time struck the building, shattering a corner of it. 

Some incidents are brought to mind that made a lasting impres- 
sion. On one occasion a fly was caught in a spider's web at the win- 
dow. The "master," hearing the buzzing of the struggling captive, 
walked to the window, and with his pointer reached up to the cobweb 
and helped the prisoner to escape. Why did I never fi.'rget this little 
incident? And have I not riften. under the same impulse, repeated this 
lesson of the spider's web? 

In those days many negroes, male and female, were tramping the 
highways from Columbia, begging priivision and scrap'^ from the 
kitchens of the wealthy farmers. We often saw these people of colur 
on the highway, and generall}- they went on their way quietly. But 
one noon hour, just before the time for the teacher's arrival from his 
boarding-place, some stalwart darkies stopped to have a little fun with 
the school-boys. Some of the older boys made free with them, hut 
most of us younger ones disliked them and feared' them. .\s we were 
looking for them t<> capture one of our boys, the master made his ap- 
pearance on the scene and called out to them : "Clear out, you woolly 
heads!" They skedaddled down the hill and away, much to the relief 
of us little fellows. 

Jacob G.'s frame early gave away t<j disease, and he passed away 
Aug. 4, 1858, at the age of 47 years. 

His remains were interred in his uncle CHRISTIAN'S grave- 
yard. His widow continued in the homestead on the Blue Rock road 
for a number of years, finally removing to Millersville with her daugh- 
ters, and later to Philadelphia, where she was married to a Mr. Carr, 
who died in a short time. Fanny moved with her daughter, .Mary 
Angell, to Tonganoxie. Kan., where she passed away in 1885, and there 
rest her remains. 

On the tombstone of our brother is inscribed, <jver his initials, 
the following stanza from one of his own poems: 

"Where tears are shed is not our home : 

Here friends and foes must sever; 
A voice around the silent tomb 
Sighs 'nothing lasts forever." 

J. G. S." 



i At the time iif Fanny's marriage, she and her sister Mary were 

^ Hving with their mother in the Staman homestead, on the Pdue Rock 

[' road, which receives its name from a massive limestone rock that 

t projects out of the river. In this homestead Fanny was born, and 

j from this home she attended the school on Thunder Hill. The home- 

I stead contained twent_\- acres of e.xcellent land \alued at $300 an acre. 

I The cultivation of this land, and the teaching of the Thunder Hill 

I school, constituted the occupations of Mr. Shuman during his married 

j career. In the sumiuer of 1909 I visited this home of my re\ered 

[ brother, a place so full of pleasant memories. F.ut the house had been 

I razed to the ground. Strangers owned the property. Garden and 

orchard, and well-stocked barn, were ruins of former thrift and beauty. 
Jacob G. Shuman had originally no middle name, having been 
named simply Jacob, after his father. The G he chose for himself. 
and it doubtless represents the maiden name of his maternal grand- 
mother, Good. It has been a useful addition to his cognomen, serving 
to distinguish him from the many other Jacobs of the family. Two 
daughters : 

i. Myra Gaines Shuman. b. Oct. 8. 184S. Sec. 4S-A. 
ii. Mary Staman Shuman. b. Sept. 19. ISoO, Sec. 48-B. 


i. Myra Gaines Shuman. dau. of Jacob G., Sec. 48, born Oct. 8. 
1848; she attended the Thunder Hill school, taught by her father for 
many years and subsequently by his brother Abraham, who was 
almost exclusively her teacher during her public school period. When 
she was about sixteen her mother sold the homestead and mo\ed ti^ 
Millersville. and two or three years later to Philadelphia, where in 
April 21, '71. Myra was m. to Theodore Francis Leland. son of P.enja- 
min F. Leland. Her husband was a merchant and bu^er. He was b. 
Feb. 12. 1846. in Philadelphia, where they resided the first six years. 
They lived awhile in Plartsville, Bucks county; then at Sandts F.ddy. 
Northampton county ; then in Jenkintown. Montgomery county. They 
lived for a number of years in Brooklyn, N. Y. From there they 
went to Bridgeport. Conn. Later they resided on Kenmore Ave.. Chi- 
cago. In the spring of 1910 they removed to Colorado, on a farm at 
Broomfield, Boulder county, and are now again living in Bridgeport, 

Mr. Leland is a veteran of the Civil War, having been enrolled 
July 19. 1864, in Company B, 196th P. \'. Inf., to serve one hundred 
<lays, or during the War. Ordered to Baltimore, to camp at Mcnkin's 
Woods. Thence ordered to .Atlanta, but before the regiment got under 
.way they were ordered to proceed to Chicago t<i guard prisoners at 


Camp Douglas. Mr. Lelaiul \va> detailed as clerk to Springfield. 111., 
and returned to his regiment at the expiration of term of service. 
Before being mnstereri out. however, the regiment volunteered to go 
to Fort Delaware, on the Delaware river, to guard prisoners. "This," 
says Mr. Leland. "was the hardest part of our service, as conditions 
there were heart-rending. There was a large number of confederate 
prisoners enclosed. The poor fellows were soon relieved from their 
distress by way of exchange and the nearness of the war's end. I was 
mustered out of ser\ice the 17th of November, 1S64. at Philadelphia. 
I was nineteen years of age when enlisted." 

How Myra G. Got Her Name. 

.At the tmie of Myra's birth in 1S48. there was deep interest ex- 
hibited all over the country in a celebrated lawsuit — that of Xew 
Orleans \s. the heirs «'i Myra Clark (Raines — a case that is one of the 
most noted in the legal history of our country. The record of it re- 
quired two strong men to lift it, and cost more than ten thousand 
dollars to print it. 

This famous litigation lasted for over three-quarters of a century. 
The story is too long to relate here, but the parents of Myra Gaines 
Shuman, the subject of this sketch, chose the name of the heroine of 
it for their daughter. 

Theodore F. and Myra Gaines Leland had si.x children : 

(1) Francis William Leland, b. in Phila.. Oct. 23, 1S72 : elec- 
trical engineer and automobilist ; m Marie Schonberger, 
dau. of Joseph Schonberger and Anna Marie Schneiblin. 
Frank A\'. Leland moved from Cleveland, O., to Houston. 
Texas, \vhere he is with the Houston-Austin Automobile 
Co. They have two children : 

.A. Anna Marie Leland. b. 1902. 
B. Eaton Francis Leland, b. 1905. 

(2) Myra Gaines Leland, b. in Phila., June 21. 1ST4 ; m. June 
10, 190S, to Richard Simeon Terry, of Philadelphia : res., 
Bridgeport, Conn. They have a son : 

.\. Richard Leland Terry, b. Nov. 5, 1910. 

(3) George Shuman Leland. b. in Phila.. July 22, 1877 : d. Oct. 
2.5. 1878. 

(4) Jane Shelmire Leland, b. in Hartville, Dec. 17. 1880: m. to 
Arthur E. Hurlbut, and has 

A. Leland Taylor Hurlbut. b. 1904. ) . 

B. Henry Everett Hurlbut. b. 1904 I '^'"^" 
c. Constance Jane Hurlbut, b. 1906. 

Mr. Hurlbut moved from Charlotte, N. C, to Cleveland. 
O., where he is with the .American Steel and Wire Co. 


(5) Clarence Reddig Leiand, b. May 5. 188:1 at Sandt's Eddy, 
Northampton Co.. Pa. ; vice-president of Lansing B. War- 
ner, Incorporated. Fire Insurance, 111 West Monroe St.. 

(6) Grace Shuman Leiand, b. July 12. 1886. in Jenkintown. 
Pa. : m. June VI. 1912, to Herbert Willis Oviatt, born in 
New Haven, Conn., son of Sidney fjviatt. who was born 
in Orange, Conn., and Emma Mackay. whr) was born in 
New York City, anrl whose father was a prominent law- 
3'er in that city. The .\Lackays are of Scottish descent, 
and the Oviatts of Welsh lineage. Herbert Willis Oviatt 
was b. Jan. 25. 1878. His first wife died in VMJl . lea\ing a 
little boy, Herbert Willis Oviatt, b. in 1906, a bright child, 
who is now the care of his second mother. Mr. (Jviatt is 
a real estate man. having been left the business by his 


ii. Mary Staman Shuman, dau. of Jacob G.. Sec. 48, born Sept. 
19. 1850. Her father died when she was eight years of age. Her tui- 
tion was under her uncle, --Abraham W. Shuman, at Prospect Hill, 
Manor township, Lancaster Co., Pa. The family moved to Millers- 
ville, and later to Philadelphia. In 1879 Mary met Mr. Arthur Waters 
Angell in Tonganoxie, Kan., and they were m. July 13, 'SI. Mr. 
Angell was b. Feb. 24, 1859. He was a telegraph operator in T'juga- 
no.xie. Subsequently he entered the Zellner Mercantile hi^use of that 
town, where he continues as a salesman. 

His parents were Willard Sampson Angell and Cynthia Antoi- 
I nette Waters, m. in '36. and resided at New Berlin. Chenango Co.. 

I N. Y., as farmers. They moved to Mercer Co., 111., in 1855. and two 

1 sons were born to them there, namely : .\lton Dewitt and Arthur 

1 Waters. 

t Alton was in the employ of the Western Sash and Door Factory 

j of Kansas City, Mo. He died in 1903. leaving a widow and two :hil- 

i dren: Lena Antoinette and Frederick Dewitt. Lena is m. to F. \\'. 

I Houston and has a dau.. Mildred; they reside in Tongan..>xie. Fred- 

I erick is m. and has a dau., Lena Maxine. He is in electric light busi- 

j ness in Tonganoxie. 

■ Arthur Waters, the subject of this sketch, had an uncle. Andrew 

1 Angell, of Leavenworth, Kan., a lumber merchant, who was consid- 

' ered wealthy. He was a civil engineer and helped to survey Leaven- 

I worth county. His three daughters, Josephine. Mary and Anna, are 

all married to officers of the U. S. regular army. 


To Arthur Waters Angell and Mary S. Angell were born four 
children : 

(1) Chauncey Ivan Del.eon Angell, b. July 12, 1SS2 ; d. Sept. 
5, 1S82. 

(2) Myra Gaines Shuman Angell, b. Jan. 31, 18S7 ; entered 
the public school of Tonganoxie, Kan., her native town. 
at eight years of age, and graduated at age sixteen. She 
entered the high school, but went only two years, owing 
to failing eyesight. She became operator for the Kansas 
City Home Telephone Company, Dec. 5, 190-5 , promoted 
to clerk, then to chief supervisor: and in 1908. chief opera- 
tor of the Linwood oflice branch exchange. Advanced in 
1909 to the South office exchange, and was chief operator 
up to the time of her marriage to Henry Peterson, Xov. 
29, 1911. They reside in Odessa, Mo., where he is part- 
ner with his brotlier in the "Star Bakery and Confection- 
ery." Mr. Peterson is the son of Marcus Peterson and 

■ Catharine Osmussen, natives of Denmark, who came to 
Leavenworth, and later moved to Tonganoxie. Henry 
was born at Leavenworth, Feb. 3, 1883. 

(3) Ivan Imre Angell, b. April 14, 1892 ; finished the gram- 
mar grades in the Tonganoxie public schools, but being 
ambitious to earn money he did not enter the high school. 
He was salesman in the Zellner Mercantile house. He is 
now (1913) at Juneau. Alaska, in a mining prospect. 

(4) Chauncey DeLeon Angell. b. May 7, 1894. 


5. John Witman Shuman, son of JACOB, Sec. 46. born April 7, 
1816; d. Dec. 28, 18-58; cabinet-maker, in Columbia, Pa. When only 
nineteen years of age he m. Elizabeth Kahler, then only "sweet six- 
teen" (b. Aug. 9. 1819'). In 1854 a great calamity befell John, when 
the cholera attacked the town, and smote fatally four of his family. 
The first victim was his wife Elizabeth, on the 9th of September; 
then, two days after, his little dau., Sarah Catharine, aged six years; 
and three days later, Martha, aged nine; and lastly, Mary Ann, on the 
21st of the same month, at age eleven. His brother Henry, of Milton, 
Ind., wrote to his aftlicted brother a letter of condolence, from which 
are furnished the following extracts: 

"Four times I walked home from the post office with a heavy 
heart, and when I read those brief messages to my family, as they 
breathed in all the eloquence of woe the deep affection of a brother's 
family, they were the occasion of many tears for the early death of 
your faithful wife and affectionate and loved little ones. 


"In sorrow my thoughts have been with the dead and the li\ing:. 
In the silent honrs of the night, a long loud wail of lamentation came 
up from a brother's home, and the sorrowful reality came to my mind, 
they were all gone. \\"e have met them and parted with them for the 
last time on earth. 

"When those whom we hold nearest and dearest depart from us. 
we are reminded more forcibly that we too are called upon to be 
'also ready.' A few short years ago and we were not; we were born. 
and how few rejoiced. We shall die, and how few will weep. We 
have grown into a numerous family, and are diffusing ourselves o\er 
the world. We may soon be gathered, the children with their father; 
but for thousands of years after we are no more our descendants may 
come and go as comes and goes the evening sun." 

In 1856 John \W married Rebecca Jane, the daughter of lohn 
Brown and Catharine Murray. Her parents were both of Scotch- 
Irish descent, and were both born in Maytown, Lancaster Co., Pa., as 
was also Rebecca Jane. The parents of her mother. Catharine Mur- 
ray, were Charles Murray (1764-1844) and Catharine Shireman 

Rebecca Jane Brown's brothers and sisters were Charles; Eliza- 
beth; William; ^L-ir}• ; Henry; Frances; John; George, and Catharine, 
m. to Haines. Rebecca Jane d. in 11)1:2. 

In the same year of his second marriage, on the 9th of September, 
his property on Locust street was all laid in ashes, and he had to 
begin life over. Such are the vicissitudes of life! 

John ^^'. Shuman, like his brother Jacob G., was of a very fair 
complexion, and rather delicate frame. Indeed, there was a marked 
resemblance between these two brothers. John W. died when in his 
forty-third year, his disease being pronounced congestion of the liver. 
The brothers and sisters of Elizabeth Kahler were: Annie, m. to 
Harmon; Mary, m. to Camp; David; Joseph; Daniel, m. Katherine 
Sanders ; Jonas ; Benjamin ; William ; Sophia, m. to Raefsnyder. 

John \\". Shuman had nine children by Elizabeth Kahler and two 
daughters by Rebecca Jane Brown; 

i. Sophia Shuman, b. May S. 1836. Sec. 49-A. 
ii. Seleucus (Lukei Shuman, b. Jan. 13, 1S3S. Sec. 49-B. 
iii. Lorenzo Shuman, b. Aug. 23, 1839; d. in infancy. 
iv. Mary Ann Shuman, b. Feb. 8. 1S43; d. Sept. 21, 1854; 

V. Henrj- Claj- Shuman. b. Jan. 13, 1844 ; d. in infancy, 
vi. Martha Shuman, b. July 5, 1845 ; d. Sept. 14, 1854 ; cholera. 
vii. Sarah Catharine Shuman, b. June 10, 184S ; d. Sept. 11, 
1854 ; cholera. 


viii. Emma Frances Shuman. b. Xov. 10. 1850, Sec. 49-C. 

ix. Clara Shumaii, b. Feb. 9. 18r,3, Sec. 49-D. 

X. Lillian Sluiman. b. Dec. 15. 1S56. Sec. ■49-E. 

xi. Rose F. Shunian, b. Sept. 16, 1S5S. Sec. 49-F. 


i. Sophia Shunian. dau. of John W.. Sec. 49. born May 8. 1836; 
d. May 9. 1010; m. X..v. V2. '56, to Amos E. Wann (b. Aug.' 10. 1830; 
d. Dec. 16, 18761. She was m. 2d, to Albert Borton, Nov. 4. 'SO, 
who d. April 16, 1886. She was m. 3d, Dec. 15. 'ST, to Simeon Blue, 
1831-1905. Sophie's birthplace was Columbia. Lancaster county. Pa. 
Her first husband, .\mcis \\'ann, was the son of Daniel ^Vann. He 
had a brother. Daniel, and two sisters. Susan and Elizabeth. Susan 
\\'ann was married to Bishop Hunter, of the Mormon church. Salt 
Lake City ; and two sons of theirs are Edwin Hunter and Daniel 
Hunter, of Salt Lake City. 

In 1856 Amos and S^ijliie moved to Tippecanoetown. where Mr. 
Wann died and is buried. 

Sophie's last husband. Simeon Blue, was a retired farmer and 
widower, who by his first wife, Priscilla Brockley, had seven children. 
In '89 he moved with his wife, Sophie ^^'ann, to Mentone, Ind., where 
he died, and where Sophie continued to reside until her death in 1910. 
Sophie had four children to Amos Wann : 

(1) Ida Eugenia Wann, b. Dec. 25. 1857, Sec. 49-Aa. 

(2) Virginia Alice \\'ann. b. June 1. 18.59. Sec. 49-Ab. 

(3) Lucius Cassius Wann, b. Feb. 3, 1861, Sec. 49-Ac. 

(4) Lillian May Wann. b. May 24. 1862 ; m. Xov. 15. '83. to 
Thomas A\'. Austin, farmer, and has 

.\. Mabel May Au^tm. b. May 16. 1887. 
B. Frank Wann Austin, b. July 14, 1897. 


(1) Ida Eugenia Wann. dau. of Sophie. Sec. 49-A, born Dec. 
25, 1857; m. Oct. 25, '77, to Dr. Baily D. Brackett. and had four chil- 
dren : 

A. Bertha Davenport Brackett. b. Oct. 22. 1878. She is a 
trained nurse, educated at the Policlinic and Henrotin 
Memorial hospitals. Chicago. She entered the service 
of the U. S. Army as nurse at Presidio Station. San 
Francisco. Cal., where she was from Dec. 2, 1905. to 
Jan. 5, 1906. She was then ordered to the Philippine 
Islands and stationed in Manila one year, 1906. She 
was then transferred to Zamboanga, Moro Province, 
Milandao Island. P. I., where she served during the 


I year 1907. Then, after remaining awhile in San Fran- 

i cisco, she moved to Chicago, where she served as pri 

\ vate nurse. She and her sister, Ethelbert. and brotlier 

:- James, are Hving t'jgether in that city. 1110 Garfield 

j Ave. 

t B. Alice Brackett, b. Sept. 7, ISSo : m. May 16, 1911, to 

f Robert Walter Williams. Res., Chicago, o63o Uni. ai 


C. James \\'. Brackett. b. Nov, 19, 1887 ; he was in the na\-y 
during 1905-'0S, and was ott and on at Manila, while 
his sister was in the Philippines. Fie is with the Edison 
Electric Co., Chica.go. Resides with his sisters. 

D. Ethelbert B. Brackett, b. Dec. 30, 1S91 ; resides with 
her sister and brother. 


(2) \'irginia Alice W'ann, dau. of Si.'iihie, Sec. 49-A, born June 
1, 1859; m. A^ril 16. '80, to Lewis H. Henry, who d. in 1909. they 
resided in Coatesville. Pa., wdiere were born their first three children. 
In 1892 they moved to Warsaw. Ind., where Mr. Henry died, and 
where his widow resides. Four children • 

.A. Robert Emmet Henry b. April 28, 1886; m. Oct. 13. 
1812, Charlotte Sayer, (jf Brooklyn. \. Y. He is a 
trained surgical nurse. 

B. Amos Russell Henry, b. Oct. 3, 1888; navy. 

c. Albert Shuman Henry, b. Sept. 21. 1890; druggist. War- 
saw, Ind. He m. July, 1912. Mabel Dormeyer, and the}- 
have : 

a. Charles Martin Henry, b. July 30, 1913. 

D. Paul Eugene Llenry. b. April 20. 1893. in Warsaw. Ind. 


(3) Lucius Cassius \\'ann. son of Sophie. Sec. 49-A. born Feb. 
3, 1861. in Kosciusko Co.. Ind. He was educated in common schooN 
and spent two years in M. E. College, Ft. Wayne. Ind. He entered 
the mercantile business at ClaypooL Ind. In 1886 he went on the road 
as a traveling salesman and continued until August. 1912. when he 
resigned to become the Democratic cnunty chairman in the Wilson 
campaign. He m. May 1. '84. Retta M. Burket (b. March 31. 1862. 
at Beaverdam Lake. Ind.), dau. of Benjamin and Catharine Burket. 
She was educated in the \\'arsaw schools and Hillsdale College. Mich. 
Since 1886 they have resided in Warsaw. Ind.. and have had four 


A. Louis Charles W'ann. b. Aug. 30. ISSo, at Claypool. lud 
He was educated iu tlie Warsaw scln^ols and is a grad 
of Wabash College. 190S. He spent three years as 
English instructor in Robert College. Ciinstantinojiile. 
Turkey, returning in 1911. He took his M. .\. degree 
in Columbia University in 1912. He is now Professor 
of English in Heidelberg University. Tittin. O. 

B. Harry \'incent Wann. b. Sept. o. 1887. at Warsaw, Ind. 
He was educated in the Warsaw schools, and was grad. 
from Wabash College in 1908. and spent one year at 
that institution as instructor in German, receiving his 
master's degree :hat year. He spent two years as in- 
structor in Robert College, Constantinople, and one 
year as professor of Romance languages in Wabash 
College. In 1912 he was instructor of French in the 
University <4 Michigan at Ann Arbor. In Dec. 31. 
1912, he m. Harriett Louise Lessig, and resides at Ann 
Arbor, Mich. 

c. Paul DeWitt Wann, b. Oct. 23. 1889; d. April 13, LS91. 
D. Frank Burket Wann. b. April 16. 1892, at Warsaw. Ind. 

Educated in the Warsaw schools and is now (1913) in 

his Junior year in Wabash College. 


ii. Seleucus Shunian. sun of Jijhn W.. Sec. -19. Seleucus, as he 
is registered in the family record, more commonly known as Luke. 
was born in Columbia. Pa.. Jan. 13. 1838. He attended the public 
schools of his native town until he was about eighteen years of age. 
In October, 1863. he entered the naval service in the Ci\il War, 
and for two years was acting third assistant engineer on the Gulf of 
Mexico. He received his honorable discharge on the 2Tth of Octo- 
ber, 1865. 

After the war Luke went to Utah, where he engaged in mining 
for a year, and then returned to Pennsyhania. married, and finally 
settled down in Steelton. Pa., where he was an engineer for the 
Penna. Steel Co. In the "Complete Army and Navy Register of the 
United States," on p. 648. is recorded the following item : 
"Luke Shuman. 
Acting Third Assistant Engineer, 

22d October, 1863. Honorably discharged 27th October, 
The following notice of his death was received from .his uncle, 
Michael, of Columbia. Pa. : 



I "Our nephew. Luke Shuinan. died very suddenly of apoplexy on 

I p'riday niurning. the Sth oi September. 191 L at the Penna. Steel Co.'s 
I Works at Steeltun. Pa. A foreman of the shops informs me he entered 
I the room, and another man called his attention to Luke; when he 
l turned, Luke was just fallings haokward. and the foreman s-rasjied 
I him, and Luke died in his arms, without a sign of sufforiiig. He was 
(. employed in the tcul room, ti> care fur and keep a list of tools — not a 
[ very hard position, which he earnetl by long service. 35 year^. Mr. 
t R. S. Kitchen says: 'His shi'ijmates all were fond of him. Years ago 
I he had a very serious accident, and the company appeared to be verv 
kind to him, paying all expenses and wages for over a year, until he 
could go to work for them again." His wife, Elizabeth, survives him. 
They had no children. His body will be brought to Columbia and 
interred on the Soldiers' lot in Mount P.ethel cemetery, as he ex- 
pressed a wish to be buried here. He was over 73 years of age." 


viii. Emma Frances Shuman. dau. of John \\'., Sec. 49, boi ii 
Nov. 10, ISoO; m. Feb. l.j, 1870, to William Henry Gilfillan (b. Jan. 
27, 1854) ; res., Topeka, Kan. 

Wm. Henry Giltillan's great-grandfather, James Gilfillan. emi- 
grated from County Dcrr}-, Ireland, and settled along the banks of 
the Coccilamus creek, in Perry Co., Pa. There were ten daughters 
and one son, James (b. Oct. o, 1781), who reared a family of four 
sons and five daughters. One of the four sons, Robert, was the father 
of William Henry. Wm. Henry was a butcher for some years in 
Millerstown, Perry Co.. Pa. After moving to Topeka. he was for a 
time in the meat packing business; then was yard master for the 
Santa Fe. He is now (1911) pure food inspector and inspector of 
weights and measures. One son and one daughter were born to Wm. 
Henry and Emma Gilfillan : 

(1) Charles Robert Gilfillan. b. Dec. 22, 1870, in Millerstown, 
Perry Co., Pa. He was for some years with the Santa Fe 
R. R. in Topeka, Kan., then was with the Dearborn Drug 
and Chemical Co. in Denver, Colo. In 1909 he returned 
to the Santa Fe R. R. Co., and is traveling livestock agent 
for the Santa Fe, with headquarters in Wichita, Kan. 

(2) Margaret Shuman Gilfillan, b. Feb. 19, 1880. She has for 
some years been bookkeeper in the office of the Santa Fe 
in Topeka. Unmarried. 




ix. Clara ShuriKui, dau. of John W.. Sec. 49. born Feb. 9, 1S5:1: 
m. in '74 to Emanuel Mentzer. They resided for some years in 
Mentone. Ind., and later moved to South ^^'hitley, Ind., where they 
carried on a restaurant, and later a hotel. They have a son and a dau. : 

(1) Amos S. Mentzer. b. 1S75: m. P.ertie Brown, res., Car- 
dington. Morrow Co.. O., and have 

A. Lottie r^Ientzer. 

B. Retta Marie Mentzer. 
c. Freda Ruth Mentzer. 

(2) Sylvia E. Mentzer, b. ISSl ; m. to John A. Harris, of Mat- 
toon, III., and has 

A. Thelma Irene Harris, b. Dec. 26, IDO."!. 

X. Lillian Shuman, dau. of John \\'.. Sec. 49. born Dec. 15 
1856; m. Oct. 31, '83. to Charles E. Meyncke. who d. Feb. 16. 1905, 
They resided tirst in Philadelphia, and later moved to New York 
Mr. Meyncke's parents were William Meyncke and Sophia Hartman 
of Binz Riigen. Germany, where he %vas born. He was a pharmacist 
and practiced in that business in Philadelphia and Xew York. 

He enlisted in the Spanish-American War. 69th Xew York Regt 
and was assigned in the hospital corps. Three weeks after his death 
in 1905, his father, \\"m. Meyncke, d. at Binz Riigen. One child : 

(1) Carl Shuman Meyncke. b. Jan. 20. 1886, in Philadelphia 
m. Sept. 1, '07. Elizabeth Insley, of Xew York City; re< . 
Fairfield X'. J., and has 

A. John "Charles Meyncke. b. April 17. 1911. 
E. Andrew Meyncke, b. June 24. 1912. 


xi. Rose F. Shuman, dau. of John \\".. Sec. 49. born Sept. 15. 
1858, in Columbia. Pa. She received the advantages of the good pub- 
lic schools and the high school of her native borough. In 1880. 
through the influence of her uncle, Hon. Andrew Shuman, she was 
appointed to a position, as adjuster, in the U. S. Mint in Philadelphia. 
under Horace C. Burchard, director of the Mint, a position which she 
held for several years ; then, going upon the stage, she acted in sev- 
eral theatrical troupes in various parts of the United States. In later 
years she had resided in her own home in Maytown, Lancaster Co.. 
Pa., where she long had the care of her widowed mother, who was in 
feeble health. Her mother died in 1911 and Rose occupies her home. 
alone, sometimes living with her sister Lillian in Xew York. Un- 



6. Catharine Shuman. dau. of JACOB, Sec. 46, born Nov. 1, 
181S; m. Dec. 6. '38, to Samuel H. Fitz, son of Jacob Fitz and Susanna 
Herr, dau. of John and Anna Herr. They lived in Columbia, Pa., 
until the spring of 1S44, wlien they moved to Milton, Wayne Co., 
Ind. Their first three children were b. in Columbia, and the first one 
died there ; the other three were b. in Milton. Samuel d. May 14, 1852 ; 
Catharine d. March 12. 18.")4: buried at Milton. Six children: 
i. Frances Ann Fitz. b. Aug. 24. 18:39 : d. July 21. 1841. 

ii. Sylvester Shuman Fitz. b. May 3. 1841 : d. July 4, 1846. 

iii. John Henry Fitz. b. March 3. 1843: d. Alay 25, 1846. 

iv. Stephen Benton Fitz, b. Dec. 26, 1844; d. Sept. 11, 1848. 

V. Sarah Ann Fitz. b. Feb. 11, 1848, Sec. 50-A. 

vi. Albert Newton Fitz, b. July 5, 1850, Sec. 50-B. 


V. Sarah .A.nn Fitz. dau. of Catharine. Sec. 50. born Feb. 11. 
184S; m. Aug. 17, 186!). to William Peters, of Peoria, 111. (b. Aug. 19. 
1847, in Peoria, 111.: d. .\pril 7, 1876, in Kansas City, Mo.). 

She was left an orphan at six years of age, and the little girl was 
adopted by Doctor Joel Pennington and wife, of Milton, who had no 
children. Of these good people she says : "I was reared as their 
own child, and given e\'erv advantage in their power. I never knew 
any other parents: and I lo\ed them with a daughter's affection." Liv- 
ing in this home until the day of her marriage, in 1869, she removed 
with her husband, William Peters, to Kansas City, Mo., where they 
resided until Mr. Peters' death in 1876. They had a babe born to them 
on the 2d of December, 1870, which died the same day. After Mr. 
Peters' death the widow returned to her foster parents in }vIilton. Ind.. 
and after the death of these benefactors she became matron in the 
Institution for the Deaf in Indianapodis, where she filled that office 
for seven years. Then after a widowhood of twenty years she was 
married to Thaddeus H. Gordon, of Newcastle, Ind., in '96. Mr. 
Gordon was president of the Newcastle Electric Railway Company. 
They resided in Newcastle, where Mr. Gordon died in 1906. Sarah 
resides in her own home, surrounded by her husband's relatives, who 
treat her with cordial affection, the children of Mr. Gordon by a 
former wife being as devoted to her as if she were their own mother. 

Mr. Gordon's family line runs back for several hundred years in 
English history. The name was one of honorable lineage, traceable 
to rugged Scottish ancestry. The historic and courageous Gordon 
clan was forced to flee from Scotland to Ireland during the noted 
revolutionarv times of the memorable 1660. 


In 1726 Robert (Jordon, with two brothers, came to America. 
His son Robert lived at Hancock. Md., where Thaddeus was b. in 
183S ; and wlien he was a mere lad his parents moved to Hagerstown. 
Ind. Here Thaddeus m. Miss Sarah Siddal. and reared three children. 
\Vm. H., Geo. W. and Mary Elizabeth, The mother died in 1S95: and, 
fourteen months after, he m. Mrs. Sarah Ann Peters. This true and 
loyal companion of his later years survi\es him. 

Mr. Gordon was a Knight Templar and a Mason of the thirty- 
second degree. He was a member of the G. A. R. Post, having enlisted 
on the 16th of September, 1861, at Richmond, Ind., in Company F. 
36th Ind. ^'ol. He served eight months, and was discharged, for disa- 
bility, at Indianapolis. He afterward was appointed deputy provost 
marshal by Major AIcKiiiley. 

. There were three brothers of them, all mustered in at the begin- 
ning of the war. Harry and Pembroke Gordon served to the close of 
the war, Harry lives in Pueblo, Colo., and Pembroke in Callao. Mo. 
The Gordon brothers were from the south, and all the others of their 
family that were able to bear arms enlisted in the Confederate army. 
General John B. Gordon, of Georgia, was a second cousin of Thad- 
deus' father. 

It is but showing a decent respect to the foster parents and bene- 
factors of Mrs. Sarah Catharine Gordon to register their names in 
this record of Mrs. Gordon, by the following brief sketch of their 
beautiful lives : 

Sketch of Doctor Joel Pennington (1799-1887) and His Wife, 
"Aunt Ann" Pennington (1803-1891). 

Doctor Joel Pennington was a native of ^^'arrior5mack township. 
Huntingdon Co., Pa., and came to Milton, Ind.. in 1825. In 1S2S he 
married Ann, the daughter of Oliver and Phebe Mathews. In Milton 
he continued the practice of medicine until near the close of his life. 
He was an elder of the Christian church, a man of positive convictions. 
yet of loving gentleness. Dr. Pennington passed away an the 9th 
of January, 18S7. in the eighty-eighth year of his age, leaving behind 
him his devoted wife, who had been his companion for fifty-nine years. 

"Aunt Ann" passed away in 1891, at the ripe age of 87 years — a 
woman of great gentleness and grace of manner, intelligence of mind. 
and lovable Christian character. Her setting sun flooded with light 
her home and community. 

These w-ere the people who took into their family the little orphan 
daughter of Catharine Shuman Fitz. With this parent-like and gen- 
erous couple, Sarah Catharine Fitz lived in great happiness and con- 
tentment during her single life, enjoying many jirivileges and advan- 


tages, and securing- a gcmrl common school cducatii^in. It was her 
home until the year of her marriage in ls>69, and became again her 
home after the death of her husband in ISTG. She remained \\h\\ 
them during their declining years, and performed for them the filial 
offices of a grateful daughter, smoothing for them the last hours of 
their lives. 

After the death of "Aunt Ann." Sarah Catharine Peters left this 
liome of the Penningtcms. and became the matron in the State Insti- 
tution for Deaf Mutes at Indianapolis. 

Sarah Ann Gordon, in 1909. changed her middle name from Ann 
to Catharine, in hrjnor of her mother; she now writes herself Sarah 
Catharine, or simply Catharine. Gc^rdon. 


vi. Albert Newton Fitz. son of Catharine. Sec. 50. born July 5, 
1850; d. Aug. 14. 1883; m. Dec. 17, '79. Elizabeth Conover. of Green- 
field, Ind., and had two children. 

Elizabeth was m. second, in '88, to \'incent Earley, and had a 
son. John Jubal Earley. She died in 1910. 

(1) Marcia Catharine Fitz. b. April 24. 1881; d. Aug. 1, 1S81. 

(2) William Newton Fitz, b. Oct. 21, 1882; m. Oct. 19, 1910, 
Olive Dell Hufford, dau. of John M. Huftord. of Conners- 
ville, Ind. Mr. Fitz is a druggist, and purchased for him- 
self a drug store in Connersville. where he is now in 

(3) John Jubal Earley. b. Jan. 9. 1889, half-brother to William 
Newton Fitz. 


Henry Witman Shuman, son of JACOB, Sec. 46. born Sept. 11. 
1820. At the age of nine years he left his home to live in the fam- 
ily of Johnny Miller, a farmer and miller of the neighborhood, where 
he continued for five years, working on the wood pile, on the farm, 
in the mill, and at the barn, as occasion called him. He then worked, 
off and on, for his cousins, Jacob B. and Amos B. Shuman, until the 
age of sixteen, when he entered the cooper shop of his uncle. John 
Brady, at Millersville. in the same township. 

Finishing his trade in 1840. at the age of twenty, he started on a 
trip to see the west, at the time, as he says, "when the great Harri- 
son campaign was in full blast." He wrought awhile at his trade in 
Pittsburgh, then in Cincinnati, "where," he says, "I got a job, and 
would have stayed the winter; but they had a coopers' union which 
required me either to join the union or quit work. I did not like to 


be compelled to join what I knew nothing about, and so I quit work, 
and went to Milton. Ind.. where I worked during the winter, and nt 
the spring returned to Cincinnati." 

After working here for a year, he joined a few families that were 
emigrating to southwestern Missouri; but he was not favorably im- 
pressed with the locality and the prospects, and says: "I left in a 
canoe, and paddled down the James river a hundred and fifty miles, 
to where it empties into the ^^■hite river. Down this stream I pad- 
dled and floated five hundred miles to Batesville, Ark. I stopped 
here for abotit six mLiuths. and then went to Xew Orleans, landing 
there on the 7th of March. 1844. I worked here until August 2d, and 
then left for home." 

At home his brother, Jacob G.. was about to quit his school, hav- 
ing been elected to the state legislature, and Henry's friends asked 
him to take the school. He assumed the responsibilities of the posi- 
tion and served the district two years. 

In 1847 he m. Miss Sarah Roberts, of W'ashingtonboro. Lancaster 
county, and moved shortly after to Richmond, Wayne Co.. Ind.. where 
he followed his trade with success for a number of years. 

In 1852 he was elected a member of the Indiana state legislature. 
and served in the session of '53. He was again chosen a member of 
the House in "56. and served in the session of '57. 

After the War he was appointed internal revenue assessor for the 
fifth Indiana district, which office he filled for two years, '67 and '68. 
In August. "92. he moved to Milton, Ind. He m. second, Mrs. Maria 
L. Reed, of Wayne Co.. Ind. When he was nearing his seventy-eighth 
year the aged couple found themsehes helpless when his wife fell 
sick. In this extremity the old soldier made known their situation 
to General Carnahan, who was president of the board of directors of 
the Soldiers' Home at Lafayette. The general provided him with 
the necessary papers and on the last day of August, 1S9S, he and his 
wife arrived at the Home, where they were cordially received. Henry- 
had been for some year^ a justice of the peace in Milton. 

Soon after President Lincoln's first call for 300.000 men, Henry 
W. Shuman and Robert Calloway, a neighbor, recruited a company 
for the 57th Ind. Inf. \'ol. They were mustered in about the middle 
of October. Loading their supplies, teams, and wagons on cars at 
Indianapolis they got to Jefferson, Ind.. crossed the Ohio on a large 
ferry boat to Louisville, Ky., and "marched through the city, meeting 
anything but a cheering welcome." They camped in a cornfield. The 
ground was frozen : "but the weather turning warm, and a rain com- 
ing on, the camp soon became muddy and disagreeable, and to add 
misery to our situation, the measles struck the camp, and half the 


men in the regiment were prostrated in the muddy camp. We tried to 
get them admitted to the hospitals in the city, but the authorities 
had no orders to take in soldiers." While at Indianapolis. Henry and 
Dr. Pritchett had been detailed to look after the sick. These two 
men. therefore, appealed to private families in Loui.-ville to care for 
their worst cases. They succeeded beyond their expectations; but the 
poor fellows thus admitted nearly all died at the houses, being too 
far gone to rally. Henry's son, Perseus, then about ten years of age, 
had accompanied his father, and Perseus took the measles; but under 
the care of an Irish woman named Leonard, in Louisville, he recov- 
ered. Perseus was here mustered into the service as a drummer-boy 
in Company I, .57th Indiana. When the regiment went from here, 
Henry and Dr. Pritchett were left behind to look after the sick and 
wait for further orders. When all that survived had recovered, they 
were ordered to follow the regiment. They found it south of Leb- 
anon, Ky., brigaded with the 24th Ky.. 40th Ind. and .5Sth Ind.. ready 
to start south. After a long and tedious march they reached Xash- 
ville. Tenn. ^^'hen they broke camp there, on their march to Pitts- 
burg Landing and Shiloh, a large number were in hospital at Nash- 
ville. Some of these recovered and caught up with their regiment at 
different points during the following summer. They reached a point 
some twenty-five miles from Pittsburg Landing, x-\pril 6, 1S62, and 
were in plain hearing of the cannon and gunboats of the battle of 
Pittsburg Landing, where our army was defeated. They marched all 
that day and night, and on Monday morning reached a point near 
Savannah, Tenn., on the Tennessee river. Here their teams mired in 
Horse Creek bottom. The trc>ops were hurried forward and reached 
the battlefield of Shiloh about noon. Henry and Perseus were left to 
take care of the sick. Henry remarks; 

"Though I was not in the battle of Shiloh, I was in hearing of it; 
and never shall I forget the fearful roar of that terrible conflict! Hav- 
ing received an order from Gen. Halleck to bring the regimental prop- 
erty and the men in my charge to the 57th Indiana, near Corinth, 
Miss., I hailed a gcjvernment boat on the river — put tents, etc.. on 
board, and leaving Perseus here, went up to Hamburg Landing, where 
after several days' waiting I met teams irom our brigade, which took 
me and my traps to my regiment camped in front of Corinth. Percy 
stayed a few days with Mother Bickerdike of Illinois. She sent him 
home with Governor Morton, who had been down looking after the 
welfare of Indiana soldiers. After several weeks dallying in front of 
Corinth looking for a big battle, the Johnnys slipped away at night, 
and thus put an end to our further stay in the miasmatic swamps of 
Corinth. The company to which I belonged li'St thirteen men from 


malarial fever. From here we went to Tuscumbia. Ala., and from 
there we fell back to the Ohio river, at the mouth of the Salt river. 

"Bragjj was menaoiiiij Louisville, and we had se\eral livelv scraps 
with him on our retreat: but we beat him to Louisville, and afterward 
whipped him at ['erryville. From there he went south, and we fob 
lowed in his wake. He stopped at Murfreesboro, and we at Xashvil'e 

"Perseus had returned to the army, having- come to us on our 
retreat from Alabama, and was with us on our return south. Shortiv 
before we reached Xashville some of the boys were going hunie to 
Indiana, and he took a notion to go home, too; and that is when he 
left the army, though he was not finally discharged until I came home. 
I was discharged soon after the battle of Stone Ri\-er on account of 
disability. I was sick most of the time while in the service, but never 
was ofT dut_\- nor in hospital. ! was always on detailed service, and 
never carried a gun. This was nrit my ch<:>ice. but so it happened, and 
so it was perhaps best. I have no doubt Perseus was the youngest 
soldier in the L'nion army, being only a few days more than ten years 
when he was mustered in." 

Henry's partner. Robert Calloway, was killed at Kenesaw Moun- 
tain, after Henry left the ranks. Henry went down and brought the 
body home. 

Henry says of himself: 

"My own record is not bnlliant: but while I was a soldier, I 
obeyed orders, and in my station tried to make myself useful to my 
country ; and looking over the ground at this distance from the stage 
of action, I feel satisfied there Ls a preserving Power independent of 
our judgment that shapes the destinies of the human race." 

Four children were born to Henry W. and Sarah Shuman : 
i. Eugene Peyton Shuman, b. May S, 1S4S ; d. Oct. 7, ISSO. 
ii. Perseus Larrabee Shiiman, b. Dec. 20, 1S5L Sec. 51-.\. 
iii. Catharine Shuman. b. Aug. 3L 1S54, Sec. 51-B. 
iv. Ale.xander Fremont Shuman, b. Aug. 30, 1856. Sec. 51-C.' 


ii. Perseus Larrabee Shuman, son of Henry \\'., Sec. 51, born 
Dec. 2, 185L in Milton, AN'ayne Co., Ind. He passed through the 
grammar school and high school of his native town. The rest of his 
education has been the result of personal eftort. He passed a cred- 
itable examination for admission to the bar in 1S79, after four years of 
close reading under the tuition of E. Y. Asay, of Chicago. He also 
acquired a command of the French and Spanish languages, and has 
made translations from French into English for publication. 

On the 8th of October, 1861. at the early age of 9 yrs. 10 months. 
he was enrolled as a drummer-bov in Co. L of the 57th Ind. Inf.. and 


mustered in at Lebanon, Ky.. I'eb. o. 18G2, tiir three years. Served 
with the regiment during the march to Savannah. Tenn.. where he 
was detached from his regiment, and remained in the care of Mother 
Bickerdike. of the Christian Commissi(_>n. A few weeks later he was 
put on board a transport, with leave of absence to go home. But rest- 
less at home, he soon reported for duty at L.nlianapolis. and was given 
transportation to return to his regiment. He joined the army in 
camp. He says : 

"They were firing a salute of one hundred guns, and as we ap- 
proached the lines the roar appeared like a terrible battle." 

"July 4, 1S62, to April 10, 1S63, the date of my discharge, history 
was being made fast and furious! Boy as I was, full of life and 
curiosity, I was here and there, where\-er the noise of battle attracted. 
busy seeing things the meaning of which I little understood." 

He believes he was and is the youngest enlisted man in the fed- 
eral army in the Civil War, and that he is the youngest survivor, 
being less than 62 years of age at this writing (1913). 

His father having been ap])ointed assessor of internal revenue, 
Percy was made his chief clerk. After this experience he went to 
Chicago, and apidied to his uncle Andrew for work on the Ezwiiir^ 
Joitrnal. Mr. Frank Gilbert, exchange editor, sitting near, suggested 
the proof-reading room. "Well, we might try Percy on some of your 
copy. Gilbert," was the uncle's reply; and he was handed a piece of 
Mr. Gilbert's handwriting. "If he can read that," said his uncle, "I 
guess he can read anything." He read it, and the following Monday 
reported for duty, four days after his arrival. Serving as i)roof-reader 
for a time, he next did work on the paper as reporter. 

The great Chicago fire occurred Oct. 8. 1S7L "just ten years to a 
day from the date r]f my enlistment in the army ; and in those ten 
years I had received an education which does not fall to the lot of 
many young men." 

Skilled as a stenographer, acquainted with the men of affairs, and 
backed by the powerful influence of his uncle, the opening of the 
Grant and Greeley campaigns afforded him an opportunity for ad- 
vancement, and on the 10th of September, 1872, he became I)y ap- 
pointment confidential secretary of Hon. Norman B. Judd, the col- 
lector of customs at Chicago. He continued in that office during nine 
years — the confidential secretary of three successive collectors of cus- 
toms, viz.: Judd, Jones and Smith. In July, 1881, he resigned to take 
up the practice of law. A number of gentlemen — his fellow empl(5yes 
—presented him with a fine gold watch and chain as a mark of their 



j He began law as a member of the firm of Willits, Storck and 

Slniman. They were all quite young in the profession and inex- 
perienced. Mr. Willits dropped out to enter another field, and Storck 
and Shuman continued awhile, when through the death of Mr. Storck, 
Mr. Shuman soon after became associated with Joseph H. Defrees. 
under the firm name of Shuman and Defrees. 

In 1SS.'5. after spending a month at Leadx'ille. Colo., he went with 
a mining engineer to Mexico, to examine and report on some large 
mining pro])erties. At that time there were no railroads in the in- 
terior of Mexico, and they traveled 1.200 miles in stage coaches, from 
Laredo via Mi_)nterey. Saltillo. San Luis Potosi to Zacatecas. and the 
Rio Grande mines, returning by the same route, over the table lands 
of that country. 

In 18S6, while preparing to try some three hundred claims which 
he was contesting in the L'. S. courts, he went to Cuba, accompanied 
by Mrs. Shuman. They visited Havana and surrounding country, and 
returned via Xew Orleans, and thence to Chicago, where he first 
learned of the sudden death of Harvey Storck. his former law partner. 

In 1891 Mr. Shuman went to Europe, and at Constantinople 
formed acquaintances and business connections that were remunera- 
tive in connection with the World's Columbian Exposition. 

In 18S6 he left Chicago for California upon professional business. 
which necessitated a visit to the mining section; the climate and his 
business suiting him and his wife, they remained tliere. residing in 
Burlingame, and d(iing business in San Francisco. 

In 1906. the year of the San Francisco earthquake and fire, their 
home in San Mateo Park, at Burlingame, was wrecked, and Mrs. 
Shuman narrowly escaped death by bricks from the chimney that top- 
pled and fell through the roof almost over her head. Their financial 
loss, both at home and at his office in the city, has crippled them 
ever since. 

While he was in the customs service, he m. Oct. 20. '7.'). .Miss 
Caroline Ingels, whose full name is Rosy \'iretta Caroline. Born 
Dec. 31, 1853, in Fayette Co., Ind., dau. of Joseph Ingels and Rachel 
Davidson. On her father's side her ancestry dates back to John Car 
(1657-1738). of Bavaria, whose son, Andreas Gar (1685), came to 
America in 1732 from Illenschwang, Bavaria; he had a son. Lorcnz 
Gaar (1716-1753), whose son was John Gaar (1744-1808), whose -on 
ADraham Garr (1769-1861) was Caroline's grandfather. She is in 
possession of "The Garr Genealogy," a record of her ancestry, run- 
ning back 256 years. 

Percy and "Caddie" have no children. During their first twenty 
years they resided in Chicago, and since 1896 in Burlingame, a suburb 
of San Francisco. 


Caroline received her education in Milton. Ind.. Cincinnati. O.. 
and Butler University. Irvington. Ind. In Chicago she became inter- 
ested in the Woman's E.xchange and the \'isiting Nurses' Association. 
and assisted in establishing these two philanthropic welfares in Chi- 

She published at her own expense a cook-book callecl "Favorite 
Dishes." made up of recipes from members of the Board of Lady Man- 
agers of the World's Columbian Exposition, of 1S93, with their auto- 
graph signatures attached. It was sold on commission by young 
women all over the United States previous to and during the exposi- 
tion, on the proceeds of which these young women were admitted to 
the exposition. Mrs. Shuman was honored by the exposition man- 
agement as a free concessionaire, and given a season pass entrance 
to the grounds and buildings. 

She passed through the terrible ordeal of earthquake and fire at 
San Francisco. They ate out of doors for weeks on an old carpenter's 
bench. Their money on hand was soon gone, the banks were burned, 
and they lived on the generosity of friends. She remarks: 

"Mr. Shuman's business in which all the saving of years was in- 
vested was a total loss. This financial stress and his failing eyesight 
has required great courage to hold on steadily in life's battle. We 
were fixed for a comfortable maintenance by our past eflforts. only to 
see it swallowed up by Mother Earth's convulsions." 

In San Mateo she allied herself with the Woman's Club, was 
chosen president, and served as its representative for two years. She 
was appointed by Judge Buck as a member of the juvenile court com- 
mittee of San Mateo county. She is the president of the San Francisco 
district of the California Federation of Women's Clubs, and has juris- 
diction over 85 clubs in seventeen counties. She is a member of the 
Peace Congress of San Francisco and serving on a committee : asso- 
ciate editor of the Woman Citizen magazine of San Francisco, and con- 
tributes to the state magazine called TJic Club H'oman. 

iii. Catharine Shuman, dau. ui Henry W., Sec. oL born .\ug. 
31, 1854; d. July 31, 1879: m. in '79 to George W. Southworth. Catli- 
arine died of typhoid pneumonia at Denver, Colo. Her illness was 
brief. She had been married the same year. Her husband brought 
the remains to Chicago, where the funeral was held at the house of her 
brother, Percy, 256 Ontario St. The interment was in Graceland 
cemeterv. Her husband, Mr. Southworth. died shortlv after. 



iv. Alexander I'rcmont Shuman. son of Henr)' W'., Sec. 51, born 

Aug. 30, 1S56; m. first ; m. second, Mrs. Rose \'. 

Congdon. ;uv Boland ; res.. 12S X. La Salle street. Chicago. Fremont 
had one child, Percy, by his first marriage; it died in earh- childhood. 
Fremont's second wife. Rose \'. Boland. was married first, to Mr. 
Congdon, and had two daughters: Hazel May Congdi^n and Rose 
Edna Congdon, b. deaf and dumb; she has been educated in a school 
for mutes. 


8. Frederick Shuman, son of JACOB, Sec. 46. born Feb. 26, 
1822; d. Feb. 9, lOlO. in Richmond, Lid. He m. in '47, Ann Se.Kton 
(b. Oct. 9, 1821; d. March 14. 1893). His mother died when he was 
in his fourth year, and the little boy was for the next four years the 
care of his stepmother. At the age ot eight years he went to live 
with Johnny ^^ller. where his brother Henry had lived. Li 1834 we 
find him working for his uncle, CHRISTIAN SHUMAN; and at the 
age of sixteen he entered the cooper shop of his cousin, John Brady. 
of Millersville. Finishing his trade at age nineteen, he started for the 
west as journeyman cooper, and during the next nine years he worked 
in Cincinnati. Here he married Miss Anna Sexton, of Lewis Co.. Ky. 

In 1850 they moved to Milton, Ind. He wrought twenty-five years 
at his trade. He \\as for twenty-two years night watchman for sev- 
eral manufacturing firms in Milton. The last firm moving to Rich- 
mond, Ind.. Frederick followed, and thus became a resident of the 
county seat of Wayne county. 

When his wife died in '93. he made his home with Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Snvder (Sec. 4-Bi. a grand-daughter of Lewis Shuman, son of 
MICHAEL fSec. 2i. When Elizabeth Snyder died in 1905, Frederick 
continued in the same house with her daughter, Gertrude Keller (Sec. 
4-B), where he passed away suddenly on the 9th of February, 1910. 
He had eaten heartily at dinner and left the table in apparent good 
health, but in an hour after he was dead. 

Frederick was short of stature but robust and tenacious. He 
owned a home in ^^lton, which he willed or deeded to Mrs. Snyder on 
condition that he should have his home with her during the remainder 
of his lifetime. After the death of Mrs. Snyder the same terms were 
accorded to her daughter, Gertrude Keller. After making their home 
in Richmond, the property in Milton was sold, and the proceeds 
invested in a home in Richmond, at 509 North Fifteenth street, where 
he passed away in 1910. seventeen days before his eighty-eighth birth- 
day. By the provision which he had made, this property now passed 
over to the Keller family. 


Five children were born to Frederick and Ann Shuman (two in- 
fants being still-born) : 

i. Emeline. b. 1S4S ; d. 1S53. 
ii. George, b. 1853; d. 1S61. 

iii. Lorenzo Dow. b. 1857 : the only one that arrived at mature 
age. He is a bachelor, and a rover. Mrs. Catharine Gor- 
don, his cousin, describes him as a man of bright parts. 
"a splendid musician — can play on any instrument, and is 
a good composer," making and selling his own music He 
lived at Youngstown, O., and later at Dayton. 


9. Michael Strebig Shuman. son of JACOB, Sec. 46, born Sept. 
16, 1825; m. in '57, Margaret Lehman (b. March 8, 1S30; d. July 6. 
1895). Res.. Columbia, Lancaster Co.. Pa. 

Michael S. Shuman, the youngest child of JACOB and Mary, was 
left a motherless babe at the tender age of three weeks. His mother's 
sister, Elizabeth Strebig. born W'itman. took the infant to her own 
home in York county, and this aunt became to him the only mother 
he ever knew. She reared him through childhood and youth to the 
time when he was old enough to learn a trade. He was placed with 
Ebenezer Richardson, a millwright, of W'rightsville, York county. 
-Mr. Richardson quit business in the spring of 1844 and Michael then 
went to Columbia, Pa., to continue his trade with John Young, a 
carpenter and builder, who died in the fall of the same year. Michac' 
then worked under different carpenters for a few years, and in ir4S 
went into partnership with ^L Liphart. 

In 1857 he m. Margaret Lehman of York, Pa., and continued to 
reside in Columbia, where they reared their family. 

Michael was for many years a builder and contractor, and erected 
many dwelling and other edifices in and around Columbia. 

Years ago he went into oil-refining in Columbia, in copartnership 
with Truscott and Tracey, under the firm name of Truscott & Co. 
When the Standard Oil Company gathered in all the smaller dealers. 
this company was of course among the number that were compelled 
to sell out to them. 

He was in the milling business from 1875 to 188G with the same 
partners under the firm name of Tracey & Co. In 18'J4 the firm sold 
the mill property to a newly organized firm called the Fairview Mill- 
ing Company. 

He was for more than fifty years fire insurance agent, represent- 
ing the Farmers' Fire Insurance Company of York. Pa., the CiDutinen- 
tal Company of New York, and the Reading Fire Insurance Company 
of Reading, Pa., and is still writing insurance. 


Of himself he says: 

"I have no military record, except tlie invasion of the Cumber- 
land valley by the militia in 1862. when Antietam was fought— not by 
these militia, however. We lay around in camps above Chambersburg, 
and finally were transferred to a field alongside the railroad, where we 
waited for transportation to Hagerstown. which was at or near the 
enemy's lines. After lingering on this field about twenty hours, and 
learning that our company was not expected to go farther up the val- 
ley, the company was broken up. and therein ends my military record. 

"As a civilian, my life, while not a brilliant success, has been a 
busy one, devoted to doing the best I knew to support a family and 
to keep square with the rest uf the world — a life devoid of great 
doings, with no nish to appear to great advantage among my fellow 
men, and I hope with a reputation as nearly unstained as that of most 
active men. 

"And now I have no ambition other than to pass the remaining 
days of my life peacefully and with the measure of pleasure and con- 
tentment allotted to me l)_\- an o\erruling Providence." 

He alludes to his wife Margaret, who died in 1S95, and says of 
this good woman : 

"I only realize since she was taken from us, how uniformly hos- 
pitable she was to all of my friends who ^•isited us, giving attention 
very often at the expense of her own comfort; but it was spontaneous 
on her part, and she has left a great many warm friends, who speak in 
kind terms of her disinterested acts of charity. Hers was no half- 
hearted friendship, and no human being was less selfish or more ear- 
nest in the good she found to do as she passed along life's uncertain 

On the 80th anni\ersary of his birth, he was tendered the gift oi 
a Morris chair, a silk umbrella and several boxes of cigars by the 
members of the Wilson Company, the Keeley Stove Co. and the 
Columbia National Bank, in each of which he was a director. 

He has now passed his 88th anniversary (1913). IMichael and 
Margaret Shuman had seven children : 

i. Mary Shuman. b. May 4. 1858. Sec. 53-A. 
ii. Catharine Shuman, b. June 11. 1860, Sec. oS-B. 
iii. Ann A. Shuman, b. Oct. 26. Ib62; d. Feb. 6, 1864. 
iv. George Shuman, b. April 7. I860 ; d. March 31, 1868. 
V. Michael Shuman. b. Jan. 5, 1867, Sec. 53-C. 

• vi. Jane W. Shuman, b. March 27, 1869 ; m. George Ernest 
Smith, b. in Germany. He was for some years superin- 
tendent of the Columbia Laundrv Machinerv Co. ; later, he 


was engaged in the manufacture and sale of mechanical 
instruments of his own invention. They live a quiet. 
happy life, these two. and have no children. 
vii. John Shuman. b. Dec. 21. 1S71 ; m. Sept. 16. 1901, Lottie 
Mun'roe : res., Columbia. Pa. He is a machinist, having 
learned his trade with the Columbia Laundry ^Llchinery 
Co., and continuing in their employ. He is now with the 
Stacy Company, in York, Pa., but resides in Columbia. 

(1) Mary Katherine Shuman. b. Dec. 13, 1902. 

(2) Hilda May Shuman, b. Sept. 24, 1906. 

(3) John Munnie Shuman. b. Aprir29, 190S. 


i. Mary Shuman. dau. of Michael S., Sec. 53, born May 4. 18.5S: 
d. Dec. 1, 190S; m. in '58 to Dr. William R. Powell: res.. Camden, 
N. J. The Doctor is a successful physician and eye specialist. Two 

(1) Florence Margaret Powell, b. 1SS6 ; m. June 11. 1913. to 
Edwin Rankin Scott, at her home in Camden, X. J. 

(2) Helen Powell, b. April. 1S97. 


ii. Catharine CKitty) Shuman, dau. of Michael S., Sec. 53, born 
June 10, 1860; m. m '91 to John R. Bucher (b. Jan. 4. 1861). Res., 
Columbia, Pa. 

Mr. Bucher started in the cracker business as salesman for W. .\. 
King & Co. in '84. In '96, when the Columbia Baking and Manufac- 
turing Co, was formed, he was elected general manager. The rirm 
sold out to the National Biscuit Co. in Feb., '98, Mr. Bucher contin- 
uing with the National under a five-year contract. Then he induced 
the National Biscuit Co. to sublet the plant to him. and the Columh':. 
Bread Bakery continued until the expiration of the lease, when hr 
purchased the stock of the Columbia Baking and Manufacturing Co 
and equipped the plant with modern machinery. Their business grew 
to the production of ten thousand loaves of bread daily. During tht- 
Spanish-American war they obtained the contract for manufacturin .- 
bread for the state and United States, and baked as many as fifty thr.u- 
sand loaves daily, shipping to the different mustering points in crate~ 
of 200 loaves each. 

In December, 1906, the plant was completely destroyed by fire 
and Mr. Bucher had bread shipped from Philadelphia, York and I, an 
caster to keep the business intact, and in less than thirty days had 
the old bakery in a condition to supply their trade. 


The new Columbia Raking and Manufacturing- Co. is a plant oi 
which Coluinl.ia may uell be proud, and its products are shipped 
throughout eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland. 

John R. Bucher is the son of Geo. W". Buclier and Elizabeth A. 
Reichard, who was the dan. of John Reichard, of Shrewsbury, Y..>rk 
Co.. Pa. Mr. Bucher relates of his mother. Elizabeth, that she walked 
barefoiit from Shrewsbur_\- to York, to church, carrying her shoes in 
her hand, to keep them clean. 

He has been a member of .\shara Lodge, No. 398, of Marietta, 
Pa., for thirty years; belongs to Corinthian Chapter, No. 224. of 
Columbia, Pa. ; Past E. Commander of Cyrene Commandery, No. 34, 
of Columbia ; member of Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Free 
Masonry of Lancaster Lodge of Perfection, Lancaster. Pa. ; member 
of Harrisburg Consistory. S. P. R. S.. 32d degree: member of Shrine 
Rajah Temple, of Reading, Pa., of which he had the honor of being 
elected a delegate two times to the Grand Imperial Conclave of U. S. 
out of a body of tvvo thousand. 

He is a member of Donegal Lodge, No. 129, L O. O. F., of Mari- 
etta. Pa.; member Marietta Encampment. No. 86, of Marietta; mem- 
ber Royal Order of Moose, of Columbia. Pa. ; member of F. Order 
of Eagles, of Columbia, being its vice-president. 

George W. Bucher (Juhn R.'s father) was a son of Christian 
Bucher. He was a carpenter, and was for many years superintendent 
of Hiestand's Planing Mills: an Odd-Fellow, American Mechanic, 
Knight of Pythias, and member of Marietta Encampment. He was for 
a number of years a member of Marietta Council, and was a deacon 
of the Presbyterian church. He passed away on the 7th of ^L^rch. 
1910, at the age of 75 years; and his wife died two weeks after, in 
her eightieth year. She had resided in Marietta over forty-five years, 
and was favorably known. Both are interred in Marietta cemetery. 

John R. Bucher is a candidate for internal revenue collector for 
the Ninth Penna. Dist. He has always been a straight Democrat, and 
was instrumental in organizing two clubs in Lancaster county, and 
was a member of the State Dem. Organization Committee. 

He is chairman of the Industrial Display of the One Hundred 
and Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Founding of Columbia. 

John and Catharine (Kitty) had four children: 

(1) May Elizabeth Bucher. b. May 1, 1892: d. July 15, 1892. 

(2) Margaret Shuman Bucher, b, Feb. 2, 1894; grad. class of 
1912, Columbia High School. 

(3) Elizabeth Rose Bucher, b. May 2, 1896; d. Aug. 22, 1904. 

(4) Lillian Katherine Bucher, b. Dec. 15, 1900; d. March 4. 
1906, from rheumatism. She was a particularly bright 
child ; buried in Mount Bethel cemetery. 



V. Michael Sluinian. snn of Michael, Sec. 53. born Jan. 5. 1^67; 
educated in the Cnlumbia i>ublic schr»ils. He m. Jan. 12, 1904. Xellie 
Spencer, dan. nf Mrs. .\nnie Spencer. Marietta. He traveled awhile 
for the Xatirmal LJi.scuit Co. He prospected in the state of \\'ashing:- 
ton. and .subsequently over the hills of York county Pa., for ores. 
Failing of remunerating results, this juni(jr Michael relinquished liis 
venture in mining, and was. in IHO!*. an agent f'lr the Marietta Xurserv 
Co. In 1910 he opened a grocer}- st<_'re in Marietta, where he is toda}-. 
They have : 

(1) Helen, b. May 11, 190.-). 

(2) Michael Lehman, b. Nov. 3, 1906. 

(3) Albert S.. b. 1908. 


11. Christian Wissler Shuman. son of JACOB. Sec. 46, born 
Feb. 13, 1829; d. Sept. 1, 1S93; m. Louisa K. Yerkes (b. Sept. 1, 1827; 
d. May 1, 1908). 

Like his brothers Henry and Frederick before him. and his 
brother William after him, he li\ed fur a number of years with Johnny 
Miller, proprietor of a farm and a mill, in whose family were four 
maiden sisters, whu. in the then prevailing "Tennsylvania Dutch," 
were called "die Be\vy, und die Lissy, und die Hetty, und die Fanny." 

Learning the trade of shoemaker, in Columbia, with a man named 
Grove, he followed his trade in Philadelphia, where he m. Louisa K. 
Yerkes. the dau. of John Yerkes. .,f \\'arminster township. Bucks 
county. After plying his traile in Philadelphia for a number of years, 
he nexi made his home in Johnsville. Bucks county, and later he 
moved to Indiana and located in Centerville. \\'ayne county. After a 
five-years' residence in the west, with little encouragement for the 
support of their growing family, they returned to Johnsville. Bucks 
county. Pa., about 186(1; and here they were residing when in Sep- 
tember, 1861. Christian W. enlisted in Co. K, 104th P. \'. I. 

At the battle of Fair Oaks he received a wound in the side, which 
might have had a serious, perhaps mortal, ettect if it had not been 
for a two-and-a-half ddlar gold coin in his pcjcket ; the coin was in- 
<lented by the bullet that had a deadly aim, and that carried away a 
portion of his thumb, and the wound required treatment in the hos- 
pital. This gold coin is held as a sacred relic by his eldest son, 
Eugene, of Dovlestown, Pa. In the hospital he was detailed as a 
nurse and rendered xery valuable ser\ice in that capacity. 

After serving three years Mr. Shuman re-enlisted and remained 
'" the service until the close of the war, leaving his wife and three 
little children at Tohnsville while in the armv. While the regiment 


was quartered in Carver's Barracks. \\'asliington. in 1861-62. Mr. 
Shuman and William Barnhill. of Bristol. Bucks Co.. Pa., were de- 
tailed as regimental shoemakers. He followed this calling while in 
Doylestown. He drew a pension of .-rl per month and later under 
the dependent bill drew $12, 

At the close of the war he left Johnsville and went to Davisville, 
remaining there about a year, and tlien went to Doylestown. where he 
continued to reside since that time. 

In the summer of 1892 the editor had the pleasure of a few days' 
companionship with this brother. Together we went to see the home- 
stead spot of our birth. We found a ruin of ashes where our h.ome 
had been. It had recently been burned to the ground, and the prop- 
erty was in the hand of strangers. We stopped at the little family 
graveyard near the house, and tried to find our father's grave. We 
searched in the spot where we thought these sacred ashes must be re- 
posing, and found rude uninscribed stones marking twi_~i graves, and 
near them the grave of our little sister Eli/:abeth. who died in 18:12. 
She was the first-born of us children, and was therefore just a little 
more than one year older than this brother who was looking for her 
grave — this little grave in which our precious little sister was laid 
more than sixty years before, when this veteran soldier brother wa^ 
three years obi precisely on the day of his little sister's death. 

Four children were born to Christian W. and Louisa K. Shuman : 
i. Eugene Sue Shuman. b. July 18. 1854. Sec. 'A-A 
ii. Charles Frederick Shuman. b. Sept. 4, 1859. at Centerville. 
Wayne Co., Ind.; m. Nov. 2'i. '82. Mary Pi^jie. He is a 
carpenter, and has been plying his trade in Philadelphia. 
working for }-ears in Cramp's shipyard: res.. 1211 Crease 
street. Four children : 

(1) Harry, b. June 6. 1884: d. July "2. 1888. 

(2) Walter Christian, b. March 8, 1889; d. June 11, 

(3) Eugene, b. Aug. TO, 1890: d. June 9. 1895. 

(4) John Russell, b. Jan. 15, 1893. He is in a 
plumber's office, and a young man of good parts. 

iii. George M. Shuman, b. 1862; m. . No 

children. He is afflicted with locomotor ata.xia since 1909. 
and is in the F'hila. Hosp. for Incurables. He is by trade a 
printer, and worked for a immber of years on the Phila. 

iv. John Yerkes Shuman. b. .\pril 29. 1866: m. Laura Ella 
Goodfleck. dau. of John Frederick C.oodfleck, of Doyles- 
town, and Jennie Doan. The (joodflecks came from C,er- 


many and settleti at Hamburg. Berks Co., Pa. Tohti Y. 
Shunian is the prnprietor of a hotel in Philadelphia. Xo 


i. Eugene Sue Shuman. sun of Christian \V., Sec. 54. born July 
18. 1854. in Phila.. at Eighth and Oxford streets. He went to school 
until fourteen years of age, then worked on a farm, also in a green- 
house, and on a truck farm, then in a brickyard, until the age of 
seventeen, when lie was apprenticed to learn the carpenter trade. 
After an apprenticeship of four years, he worked in Phila. for one 
year at his trade. On May 1st, 76, he obtained the position of milk 
agent on the North Penn Railroad, which position he has filled c(m- 
tinuously ever since. 

Eugene has served his tifth year on the school board of Doyles- 
town. His wife, Mary Catharine, was born at Cottageville, Bucks 
Co., Pa. They have had no children. Mary Catharine's father, Frank- 
lin C. Penrose, was born at Bunker Hill, Bucks county. July 24. 1829, 
and is of German and English parentage. Her mother. Rebecca Kep- 
ler, was born at Plumsteadville, Bucks county, Feb. 11, 1824. 

How few are the accidents that happen to those who daily go 
back and forth in railroad cars! But one time Eugene had a close 
call. In December, 1902, while his train was standing at Chalfont 
station unloading milk cans, there came rushing in behind them a 
wrecking train. The engineer instantly reversed his engine, but could 
not check his train from striking the milk train, on account of the 
slippery track. Hearing a shout of alarm, Eugene, who was in the 
rear car, made a leap out just as the coming train crashed into his 
car, and he thus saved himself from a terrible death. 

In a letter dated Dec. 19, 1900, he thus writes about his wife : 

"I have the best little wife in the world. Her mother died last 
spring, and her father lives with us, or rather we live with him — he 
owns the house and we board him for the rent. We live a quiet life uf 
contentment and happiness. There is no semblance of a jar in our 
lives." Her father passed away in 1908. 

Eugene's Reminiscences of His Father. 
"I remember hearing my father talk of going to the War [Eugene 
was about eight then] ; how I advised him not to go; but he went. 
How very lonely I was; how very poor we were; how my mother 
l^ept us together; how we looked for father's wages; how at one time 
lie sent three months' pay home, and it went astray in the mail— we 
"ever got it — what a dilemma we were in at home ! 


"My father never was able t(_T make larg^e wages, but was always 
busy. No, kind of work was too hard or tedious for him. 

"He enjoyed long walks on Sundays, and always alone — tO'r'k a 
delight in gathering nuts, ro.'ts. flowers, mushrooms. Only the Sun- 
day before he died, he got a few mushrooms and told us that the next 
Sunday he would get us some more. But before the next Sunday 
he had taken sick and died. The cemeten,- where we buried him was 
about ten miles from Doylestown. and I had occasion to go to it with 
the undertaker, and found on the spot where the grave was to be dug 
a fine mushroom growing. You may imagine how I felt! It seemed 
as if father was keeping his word, even though dead. 

"For years he never missed meeting me at the station on Sun- 
days, when my train came in — always timing his walks so as to be at 
the station at that time. How I missed him ! and looked and looked 
for him for a long time! but he never came a^ain." 



« fl'- V i ^jmsyftKij^t. , 


% ''' 




;■ _ _(,,., 



12. .Andrew ?hunian. s.m of JACOB, Sec. 46. born Xov. 8. ]S30: 
d. May 5, 18!t0; m. Lucy B. Dunlap, Xov. 13. 1855. 

Andrew Shuman was born in Manor township. Lancaster countv. 
Pa, about ten miles west of Lancaster-city. His parents were Jacob 
and r^Lirgaret (W'issler^ Shuman. both natives of Lancaster county. 

His father was one of a family of nine brothers, the sons of 
George Shuman, who came from Germany in 1760. and settled on 
Turkey Hill, in Manor township, Lancaster county, Pa., not far from 
the spot where the subject of this sketch was born. Andrew was 
the third of si.x children by a second marriage, all of whom are dead 
but William C. the compiler of these annals. By a former marriage 
there was a family of eight brothers and one sister, all of whom are 
now passed away e.xcept Michael, of Columbia, Pa., who has passed 
his eighty-eighth year (1013). When Andrew was but seven years of 
age, his father died, and his uncle CHRISTIAN, a well-to-di:i farmer. 
with whom he was a favorite, took him into his family, sent him ti.> the 
district school, winter and summer, till he was fourteen, his half- 
brother, Jacob G. Shuman, being the teacher, then familiarly known 
as "Schoolmaster Jake." but who in later years became popularly 
known as Senator Jacob G. Shuman (Sec. 48 L 

From the first the boy loved learning, and made the most profit- 
able use possible of all his opportunities. At fourteen he first tried 
clerking in a store, then entered an apothecary shop. But it was only 
when he entered the printing ottice of the Union and Sentinel, in Lan- 
caster, that he found a business to his liking. His employer removed 
to Auburn, X. Y., and our printer-boy went along, and worked on the 
Daily Adicrtiscr, the home organ of Hon. \\'m. H. Seward. He be- 
came an expert compositor, the rival of the best, and to his rapidity 
in typesetting he owed many after advantages. While yet in the 
Advertiser office, his ambition and love for journalism led him to un- 
dertake the conduct of a little paper, which he called the Auburnian, 
and which he edited, set up. printed, and circulated among his main- 
appreciative young friends for a year or more. 

- At nineteen, he became associated with the excellent Mr. Thur- 
low W. Brown in the publication of The Cayuga Chief. Feeling I'.is 
want of a better education, in 18;iO he took a preparatory course, and 
in 1851 entered the freshman class of Hamilton College. Xow, as a 
penniless student, he set good store by his rapid hand as a type-setter, 
by which means, during the college vacations, he earned his expenses 
in the college course. He won the first prize for English composition, 
once as a freshman and once as a sophomore. In the midst of hi- 
sophomore year he was urged by Gov. Seward's political friends to 


take the editorial management of Tin- Syracuse Daily Journal. Much 
as he desired tn graduate from his college, his dread struggle with po\-- 
erty and his eagerness to enter upon hi< favorite life \v(^rk gin the 
better of him. and in IS.'i:! he ti '• ik the editorial charge of that paper, 
which he continued to edit till the year Ksr)6. when he was called to 
the post of assistant editor of the Chicago Rzeniiig Jounial. In 1861 
Charles L. Wilson, the editor and jjrojjrietor, being appninted Secre- 
tary of Legation to England, he jdaced the entire editorial manage- 
ment of the Journal in the hands of Mr. Shuman. After the death of 
Mr. Wilson in 1S7S. Mr. Shuman succeeded him to the presidency of 
the Jourual company, and in IbSO Mr. Shuman and John R. WiNon. a 
nephew of the late proprietor, leased the paper from the company. \n 
18S3 the Journal company was reorganized. Mr. Shuman continuing 
president and managing editor. 

When Gov. (Jglesby became governor in 1864. he appointed .Mr. 
Shuman State Penitentiary Commissioner, and in 1868, when this 
office became electi\c. he was elected for a term of six years; but in 
1870, owing to the pressure of business in the editorial management 
of his paper, he resigned his commissionership, having held the office 
five years. In that time he had given valuable aid in reforming the 
prison system, its discipline and economical management. 

In 1865 Mr. Shuman edited The Voice of the Fair, in the interest 
of the Northwestern Sanitary Fair, held in Chicago from May 31 to 
June 24:. The first number appeared April 27. 1865. only fifteen days 
after the terrible tragedy at Ford's Theater, in Washington, when the 
nation was in the depth of its mourning. On the first page was a fit- 
ting eulogium to the President in the penetrating words in which 
Andrew was so proficient. Among the beautiful words of this rich 
memorial, entitled "A Nation Weeps," are these : "As we write, the 
cities, the towns and hamlets of our broad land are draped in mourn- 
ing. The air is solemn with the toll of bells. The minute gun rever- 
berates from vale to hill, and mountain to mountain, across the conti- 
nent. The nation's heart has been touched by the finger of death. 
We loved him living. Loved him as a I'ather — as a Benefactor, as a 
Friend. We revere him dead. Revere him as the man of Providence, 
who was raised up at the appointed time to save the life of a great 
nation, and forever to establish Human Freedom. Revere him as the 
embodied personification of the Good, the True, the Noble in man." 

The Voice of the Fair began as a four-page weekly, but its pupu- 
larity soon elevated it into an eight-page dady. and so it continued, 
after the fifth number, to the end of the Fair. 

In 1852 Andrew undertook to keep a private journal, which he 
hegan on the 26th of Alav, with these words; "I am now a col- 


legiate I have been struc^gling with tlie world, without 

fortune, but -not without friends and comftirt." He had been reading 
David Coppertieltl. and cninments upon "the sweetest, loveliest, noblest 
personage of this novel: the gentle .-Igurs. God bless her sweet soul! 
We love her — we worsliip her — and would give worlds, if we had 
them to gi\'e. for a companion and frien.d so true, so faithful, so noble- 

July 25th. 18o2. he becomes a sophomore. He has taken the 
freshman prize on "The Relation of Elocution to Oratory." "a pleasing 
episode in my college career." "And now eight weeks of vacation. I 
am a little tnniljled with the "blue <ievils' this evening. Without a 
cent, I am left tn plan S(jme method of procedure. 'Tis a curse for 
a collegiate to be poor. The thought racks my very soul. Where am 
I to get money to pay my expenses? If I can borrow enough to pay 
my way out of town, and shall be so fortunate as to find a situation 
in some printing office, where I can pick money from the type cases, 
I shall be content. L)h ! my sad heart, cease thy despondency, and 
hope for the best." Borrowing money from Austin, the grocer, he 
took a train for Auburn, where he had been resident six years — a 
printer boy — a publisher — an editor. Working in the AViv.' Era office 
until college opening, he returns to enter the Sophomore class. 
and continues until the 3d of November, when his funds are 
again exhausted, and he obtains leave of absence for the remainder of 
the term, to earn more money. Here his journal ceases for over five 
years, when he resumes July 16, 1858. "The leave I took of my class 
in college on the third of November. 18o2 — being obligatory on account 
of poverty — ended my college experience." 

Working as local editor and foreman of the Auburn Daily Aikcr- 
tiscr. he became in January. 1853. editor of the Syracuse Daily Jonnial. 
At this point our editor's private journal enters into a detailed account 
of the origin of the party "whose characterizing principle is that 
slavery shall not be extended into free territories or encroach upon 
the rights of the free North. It was to the advocacy of this cause that 
I devoted my self with much zeal as the editor of the Syracuse Daily 
Journal, which I continuerl to edit until the last of June. 1856. when I 
made an engagement to become one of the editors of the Chicagi:" 
Evening Journal." 

In the autumn cjf 1853. while in Auburn, he became acquainted 
with Miss Lucy B. Dunlap. of Ovid. N. Y.. who was a teacher in 
Union Phipps Seminary, at Albion. N. Y. A mutual attachment 
sprang up between them. "On the 13th of November. 1855. we were 
married at the farmhouse home of her father. Joseph Dunlap. E~q.. 
in the town of Ovid, it being her twenty-second birthday', and I hav- 
ing been twenty-five only five days pre\iLaisly." 


The following summer Mr. Shuman departed for his new fielfl in 
Chicago, and Mrs. Shuman went to her parents' home in r)vifl, where 
on the thirteenth oi Xovember. lSo6, was born their only child, 
named fur her grandmother. Anna Dunlap. Mrs. Shuman joined her 
husband in Chicago the following summer. They resided at Cottage 
Hill — now Elmhurst — and in 1S66 mo\ed to Evanston. where they 
had purchased a home. 

The last record in his private journal was made on Aug. 18th, 
1858, when he records "the defeat of the English-Lecompton proposi- 
tion by a very large majority." His multiplied duties at this point 
doubtless caused him to give up this diary. 

In 1875 he wrote a tale entitled "The Loves of a Lawyer" for the 
Eiening Journal. This was published in book form by W. B. Keen, 
Cooke & Co. A third edition of it was printed. 

[n 1876 he was elected lieutenant governor, Shelby M. Cullum 
being elected governor. It was the }-ear when Rutherford B. Hayes 
was elected President, and William H. Wheeler, \'ice-Presiilent. Gov- 
ernor Cullom's majority was 8,875, and Lieutenant-Governor Shu- 
man's was 21,167. As president of the senate, Mr. Shuman presided 
with dignity and legislative ability, winning as he always did in every 
relation the esteem of the members by his courteous and gentle de- 
meanor to all on every occasion. 

On the 7th of April, 1877, a memorial was sent to the senate, 
accompanying a splendid portrait of Lieutenant-Cn^vernor Shuman, 
which the donors presented to the State gallery, as a compliment to 
him, "as a citizen, a journalist and official." The portrait is by the 
distinguished Chicago artist, Schwerdt. and is an excellent likeness of 
the presiding officer of the senate. The memorial was signed by "fifty 
of the leading citizens," among them Elihu 1!. Washburne, "Long" 
John Wentworth, Lyman J. Gage, and John V. Farwell. 

It is noteworthy here to relate that if the lieutenant-governor had 
lent his encouragement to the scheme, he might have filled the guber- 
natorial chair, by taking the place of (jovernor Cullom. who wished 
to be elected to the United States Senate. But Mr. Shuman vigor- 
ously opposed the proposition, declaring to Gov. Cullom that sooner 
than become an "accidental" governor, he would resign his ofiice as 
lieutenant-governor. He finally obtained assurance that Mr. Cullr^m 
would continue in the gubernatorial chair, and the matter blew over. 
But in 1880 he was earnestly talked of as a candidate for governor, 
and in 1882 many newspapers suggested Mr. Shuman as a proper and 
a strong candidate for the United States Senate. Mr. Shuman, how- 
ever, did not favor these public sentiments, preferring to give his 
whole attention to his editorial office. 


In 1878 he was made jire-iilent ><{ tlu- Rvoniiic: Jnurnal Company. 
and held that <:ffi.-e durinL,^ tlie remainder <•! hi- Hfe. He made many 
contributions to varii us periodicals, and the last effort of his pen. out- 
side of the Jniii-ju'l's editorial pag^es. was a paper read before the 
Evanston rhilos,,pl,ical As-, .ciation on "The Conflict Between Sci- 
ence and Religion." and subsequently published in the Chicago Tri- 
bunc. With a modest man's dread of appearing in i)ublic. he generally 
declined an invitation to lecture. Yet ^ve find him lecturing, in IS'iT. 
before the Chicago Commercial College on "Newsjiaper Life." In 
1864 he addressed the graduating class of Northwestern Ladies' Col- 
lege of Evanstiin on ".\fter-College Life." In 1S71. before the Evans- 
ton Philosoiihical A-<ociation. on "Crimes and Criminals." These are 
only a few of many addresses made before student and scientific 

His Estimate of Abraham Lincoln. 

On April 20. 1880. in response to a request for "a sentiment ui)on 
the life and ser\ices nf Abraham Lincoln." .Mr. Shuman \vr(jte: 

"I knew him as a citizen, a lawyer and a politician, and I knew 
him afterwards as the President of the United States. His most 
striking characteristic was his simplicity: next to that was his intle- 
pendence of thought and self-reliance of reason. He had the heart of 
a child and the intellect of a philosopher. A patriot without guile — a 
politician without cunning or selfishness — a statesman of practical 
sense rather than of finespun theory. The more I contemplate the 
history of his public life and services — the more I study his words, liis 
works, and the peculiarities of his character — the more I am inclined 
to believe that Abraham Lincoln was specially inspired, called and 
led by Providence to be the savior of our nation. 

Andrew Shuman." 

Apropos of Mr. Lincoln, an anecdote about the giMjd man will 
here be in place. Wdien Andrew was traveling with Mr. Lincoln 
during his political campaign, they stopped over night at a wayside 
inn. Mr. Lincoln during the night kept tossing about, and suddenly 
called out to Andrew; "Shuman. there are too many of us in this 
bed." and got up and lay on the floor the rest of the night 

Andrew's height was fi\e feet three inches, and his weight 1>7 
pounds — in height, considerably below the average, but in weight. 
heavy and solid. He walked on his heels, and had a steady stride, 
denoting a well-balanced brain, under equable control. ' He had aulnirn 
hair and full long whiskers covering his face. Under his supervision 
a great newspaper grew up aiiace with a new city, advocating alway- 
truth and sound doctrines, and earning for itself the proud apiiellation 
of "The Old Reliable." 


As Presidential Elector. 

In the campaign of 18S4. Hon. Andrew Shuman was a presiden- 
tial elector. The electoral college lor the state of Illinois met in the 
Senate chamber on the 4th of December. Hon. .-Viuirew Shinnan. 
Elector-at-Large, was nnanimously elected chairman. 

The vote for President was cast, and announced to be "for James 
G. Blaine, twenty-two votes. The vote for \'ice-President was "for 
John A. Logan, twenty-two votes." 

For messenger to convey the vote of the college to Washington, 
the matter was decided by lot. Twenty-one blank tickets and one 
with the word "Messenger" were placed in a hat. The secretary com- 
menced reading the list of the Electors. Andrew Shuman's name was 
read, his being the first on the list, and the "Governor" took out a 
ticket, on which, to the surprise of all, the word "Messenger" was 
written. The drawing of course ceased, and Mr. Shuman was declared 
elected Messenger. 

After delivering the electoral college vote in Washingti m. Lieu- 
tenant-Governor Shuman called upon President Arthur, Mr. P.laine, 
Gen. Logan and Gen. Grant. Then, on his return home, he stopped 
over at Albany and called upon President-elect, Gov. Grover Cle\e- 
land. whom he described as whole-souled and very cordial, saying of 
him: "He has the appearance of a bra\e. self-mastered and -eif- 
reliant man." He wrote to his home paper from Albany a long ac- 
count of his trip and his interviews with these eminent men. The 
whole letter is eloquent and may be found in the files of the Chicago 
Evening Journal, Dec. 18, 1SS4, under the caption, "The Heads of the 
Nation"; also, among his literary and forensic collections in the "An- 
drew Shuman Scrap Books," in possession of his brother, W'm. C. 

In January, 1SS9. a little over a year before his death, Mr. Shu- 
man gave up his editorial work on the Journal, warned by failing 
health and by his physician, and confined his attention to his duties 
as president of the Journal company. 

Mr. Shuman's death was peculiarly sudden, though not altogether 
unexpected even by himself. Leaving his home in Evanston on Mon- 
day morning. May 5, 1890, with the understanding that he would not 
return home that night, he went to Chicago to meet the variou- mem- 
bers of the Republican state central committee at the Grand Pacific 
hotel. About half-past ten that evening, on his way back to the Sara- 
toga hotel, where he was to stay for the night, he was suddenly =init- 
ten with his mortal illness, and before a physician could arrive the 
spirit of the sufterer had passed away. Dr. Wickersham, an old friend 
of the deceased, who arrived shortly after, pronounced the malady 


Those who were most intimate with Mr. Shuman can never tor- 
get the soft musical cadences of his voice in con\ersaticMi. He had 
the heart, as h^e enjciyed the close personal esteem, of him who de- 
scribed his own character so well when he said "with malice toward 
none — with charity for all." Though courageously Fighting for the 
right, he was never xindictixe or offensive in his words. 

In a l()\ing editorial trilnite by one of his associates on the 
Eiciiiiig Joiinml. published the next day, the editor says: 

"Governor Shuman had a powerful and well-equipped mind. He 
was well-versed in the political history of his times. He was a clean 
man — clean in his thought, his language, his habits and his purposes. 
His consideration for others, for their comforts, their sensibilities, and 
for all that concerned them, was genuine and unfailing. In the little 
daily and hourly ways that make office life pleasant to numerous em- 
ployees he was a natural adept; his morning smile and greeting, like 
his evening good-by, were delightful. He had a breezy pleasantness 
and an open warmth in his address that were unfeigned and charm- 
ing His personal history was largely 

'that best portion of a good man's life. 
His little nameless unremembered acts 
Of kindness and of love.' " 

In the drawn up and adopted by the Republican state 
committee were the folhjwing words: 

"He was known to us all as one of the ablest journalists and 
most high-minded public officers of the state. Whether as Editor, 
Penitentiary Commissioner or Lieutenant-Governor, he was true to 
every duty and equal to e\-ery responsibility." 

The Lancaster. Pa., .Wzl' Era said of him in issue May 7, 1S90: 
"Mr. Shuman was one of the pioneers of Republicanism in Illinois. 
and for over thirty years had been one of the foremost leaders of the 
party. His partisanship was the partisanship of princijjle. and not of 

The domestic life of Mr. Shuman was of the happiest character. 
His sweet-spirited and cultured wife made his life a continued i)leas- 
ure, and to him there was no happier place (3n earth than home. Their 
cheerful and affectionate daughter Anna was the light of the house- 
hold. While she remained under the parental roof she was always 
studying the pleasure and comfort of her mother and father. 

Lurv B. Dunlap was born at Ovid, N. Y., in the home of her 
parents. Joseph and .\nna Dunlap. She was a graduate of the .\lbion 
Female Seminary, .\lbion. N. Y., in which institution she afterward 
taught for a time. Mrs. Shuman became one of the early members of 
the First Congregational church of Evanston. to whose interests and 


philanthropies she was devoted during the rest of her life. Though 
an invalid for many years in middle life, she never lost interest in all 
phases of human progress. \\'herever she went she was an unosten- 
tatious and liberal giver to l)ene\olences of all kinds, public and pri- 
vate. To the end she remained singularly young b<jth in heart and 
in mind ; and e\-ery one who came within the warm circle of her friend- 
ship instantly felt the endearing power of her quick sympathy, stead- 
fast piety and quiet strength of character. 

Mrs. Shuman took a deep interest in her husband's many public 
activities, and during the Civil War she was especially prominent in 
the labors of the sanitary commission. 

After her husband's death, Mrs. Shuman resided with her daugh- 
ter; but suffering from the rigor of our lake climate, she traveled 
abroad, spending several winters in southern California and in sduth- 
ern Europe, especially in Italy and the Riviera. It was in August. 
1909, while she was at Mackinac Island. Mich., that she passed away 
in her seventy-si.xth year. She had lived in Evanston forty-three 
years, and in her death the city lost one of the most esteemed of it? 
older citizens. 

Rev. Dr. J. F. Loba, of Pasadena, Cal.. her former pastor in 
Evanston, conducted the services, and paid a sincere tribute to Mrs. 
Shuman as a friend and as the noble embodiment of the virtues of 
Christian womanhood. She sleeps in Rose Hill cemetery beside her 
husband, who had preceded her by almost nineteen years. One 


i. Anna Dunlap Shuman. dau. of Andrew. Sec. .55. born Xov. 
13, 1856, in Ovid. X. Y. ; m. Xov. 1:3, '78, to Frank M. Elliot, of Min- 
neapolis, Minn.; no children; res., Evanston, 111. 

Frank M. Elliot was born at Corinna. Maine, on the 27th of 
March, 1S53. His parents were Doctor Jacob Smith Elliot and Sarah 
\V. Moore, who were married in 1832, and had four boys and three 
girls: W'yman and Dr. A. F., of California: J. R., of Minneapolis: 
Frank M., of Evanston, 111.; Mrs. J. M. Shaw, of Minneapolis: Sarah 
Carolyn, the wife of Capt. George W. Shuman. of Minneapolis (Sec. 
20-F), and Clarinda Collista. who died in infancy. In 1S55. when 
Frank was barely two years old, his parents moved from Corinna. 
Maine, to Minneapolis, Minn. 

His preparation for college was completed in Xorthwestern Acad- 
emy, and he entered X^'orthwestern University in 1873. Fie was a 
member of Philomathean Literary Society and of the Sigma Chi frater- 
nity He won the Hurd prize in debate; was graduated in June. Ib77. 
degree of P.. L. He pursued a course in law. but did not take up the 


profession, selecting instead the real estate and loan business, fitting 
himself in the abstract department of the recorder's office of Couk 
county, where he servecl as clerk up to 1870. when he formed a jiart- 
nership witli (ienrge Wat^^'U Smith, as Smith & h'lliot. up to l>iSl. 
when he CLintinued the business al'ine. In l!l()M he had been carr}-ing 
on the business for twenty-seven years, at 123 La Salle St. 

Mr. Elliot \vas secretary and treasurer of the Alumni Associ.'ition, 
1883-84, and was its president. 'Si-'S.o. From ISSS to 1890 he was 
Past Grand Consul of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Fie was a Trustee 
of the village of Evanston in 1S86. He has been the president of the 
Evanston Hospital Association since 1896. In the founding, rapid 
growth and efficiency (.1 this \-aluable institution. Mr. Elliot has been 
the soul and the spirit. 

He is a member of the University Club of Chicago, and the Uni- 
versity Club of Evanston. Member of the Glenwood Golf Club. 

In the First Congregational church of Evanston. Mr. Elliot and 
Anna, his wife, have been acti\e members. Mr. Elliot having the 
management of the music for the choir for many years. Both are 
active in church work, and in social and charitable organizations, 

Mr, Elliot is a successful manager of estates and has his offices at 
10 North La Salle street. He is a charter member of the Chicago 
Real Estate Board, 

Mr. Elliot published, in 1S8.5. "The History of Omega." a remini- 
scence of Northwestern University, and in "Transactions of the Mc- 
Lean County Historical Society. 1900." he is the author of a sketch 
of \V. H. Bissell. a former governor of Illinois. He has made numer- 
ous contributions to periodical literature, 

Abraham Wissler Shuman. son of JACOB, Sec. 46. born March 
8, 1833. From age seven he li\-ed several years with his cousin. Jnhn 
Brady, of Millersville. He then attended the district school from 
his mother's home, working with farmers in the summers. In 1852 
he entered the printing office of the Saturday E.xpress, Lancaster, 
Pa., and worked awhile as a journeyman typesetter. His health fail- 
ing, he started out to travel, earning his way westward, until he 
reached Detroit, where he hired with a Canadian to assist in towing 
sand from the Canadian shore to Detroit. The vessel striking bottom 
in a storm, sprang a leak, and all swam to the shore near the 
Canadian's home. He returned to Detroit, and there t(,i'>k boat for 
Monroe Center. Mich., where he worked for some dax's in a news- 
paper office. When cold weather set in, he struck for Indiana, and 
wrought in a printing office at Dekalb; the office was burned down. 

:. O-'^-'idZ 


and with it most of liis earnings went up ni smoke. Finishing out 
this winter b_\- clerking for the hotel-keeper where he boarded, he thus 
paid his board. He then worked at his trafle in Fort Wayne, then in 
Richmond. Ind. I fere in lS.'i6 he cast his first vote for pre-;ident, vxl- 
ing for John Charles Fremont. U'orking gradually eastward, he 
arrived at Harrisburg. Pa., where his brother. Jacob G. Shuman. who 
was then in the State Senate, secured for him a job on the Lcgis!ati:-c 
Record. Here he continued until the end of the session of the legisla- 
ture in the spring of ''u . and then returnefi to Lancaster. 

That fall he began to teach in the public schools of Lancaster 
county, on Prospect Hill — occupying the position so long and worth- 
ily filled by his brother. Jacob G. He continued in that profession 
until the close of his term in March. '6.5. when he enlisted as a pri- 
vate in the 215th Regt.. Company H. Pa. \"ol,. acting as captain's clerk 
in his company. On the 1st of April they were sent to Camp Cad- 
wallader. in Philadelphia, where they were stationed when on the 
14th of April our dearly beloved president and commander-in-chief 
was assassinated. 

Shortly after this the regiment were taken on board a train to 
Baltimore, on whose cobbled streets they spent the night; next day 
to Washington, and two days later into the neighborhood of Fairfa.x 
Courthouse. Vn.. and from there to Rhode Island, where they were 
in camp for several weeks, and then were sent to Fort Delaware, on 
an island in the Delaware ri^■er. Many rebels \\ere kept here. The 
island was filth}', and the pri^nners were rapidl}' dying. He was here 
but two days when he was taken sick with this same diarrhoea; but 
by care of himself and by taking frequent sun-baths, he soon recov- 
ered. Flere he was appointed post printer and librarian. On the 5th 
of July, "65. they were mustered out, having paroled and sent home 
all the rebel prisoners. The war was over, and peace was declared. 
His service covered a period of four months. 

In the fall of '65 he resumed teaching in his former district; but 
about two months after the opening of his school he resigned, by 
request of State Superintendent Wickersham. to accept a positiijn in 
the Soldiers' Orphan School at Mount Joy. where he taught with 
great credit for three years, and then returned to the district schools, 
and continued until the summer of 1870, when he visited his brother 
Andrew at Chicago, who was editor-in-chief of the Chicago Eiening 
Journal. Here he became principal of the school in District Xo. 2, in 
South Evanston, and continued to fill this position until the spring 
of 73. 

While teaching this school, an attachment sprang up between 
him and Miss Celenia Huntoon. one of his jiupils in the ui)per class. 


which eliminated in their marriage. Jan. 1. "75. Their home was on 
Washington street. Evanston. Here their five children were born. 
His entire service as a teacher covered a continuous period of si.xteen 

In 1874 he was appointed a U. S. postal clerk in the railway mail 
service, his route extending from Chicago to Dubuque, on the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway. His duties began on the 1st of Sep- 
tember, 1874. and continued until the 1st of January, 1902. a period 
of twenty-seven years and four months. 

In 1894 he purchased a small fruit farm, and Lenia and the four 
children moved to California, and cultivated the ranch, which was 
situated in Bloomington. near Riverside. The father remained awhile 
longer in Evanston in the postal ser%-ice. 

Celenia. with the help of her husband's earnings and her chil- 
dren, and her father and her brothers, among whom she had settled. 
built a comfortable house, she with her own hands doing the whole 
lathing herself, preparatory to the plastering. 

On the first of January. 1902. Abraham, bidding farewell to his 
brother William and his friends in Evanston. left the familiar scenes 
of the beautiful city and the majestic expanse of Lake Michigan for 
the semi-tropical home where his family had now lived for eight years 
without him. 

Deeply interesting indeed were the letters he wrote to his brother 
about the progress on the ranch. He sank an artesian well on the 
property, which gave them an additional supply of water for domes- 
tic use. 

But full of interest as were these letters, there began soon to 
appear complaints of weakness of the fast aging postal veteran, and 
a breaking down of the once solid frame; and after a lingering illness 
of several months. Abraham W. Shuman gave up the struggle of life 
in this mundane sphere, where he had so long maintained a brave 
warfare. His weary spirit was set free on the 5th of .-\ugust. 1903. 
The disease which developed in the course of his illness was pro- 
nounced to be intestinal cancer. 

Certificate of discharge from the United States Army: 

"A private of Capt. Andrew Leiby. Company H. 215 Regt. Pa. 

Inf. Vol. enlisted 13th April. 1865. to serve one year or during 

the war. Discharged from the service 31st July, 1865. Said Abraham 

W. Shuman was born in Lancaster Co., Pa. Is 32 years of age 

5 ft. 6 in. high, fair complexion, gray eyes, sandy hair, and by occu- 
pation a teacher. 

"Given at Fort Delaware, olst July. 1865. 

George Williams, M. D., 

1st Lieut. U. S. -V." 


His dau. Edith Lyman says of her father's buriaL 

"W e buried him in the Evergreen cemetery in Riverside, in t!ie 

shadow of a pepper tree, with ever\-thing beautiful around. 

"The funeral procession wa< a long one. When we arri\-ed at the 

grave, the G. A. R. Pnst and ati.xiliary took charge of the -services. 

which took on an impressive military character. He was buried under 

the flag which he served so faithfully as soldier, teacher, and pdstal 


Inscription on his tnmbst.>ne at Riverside, Cal.: 
ABR.\H.\.M ^\^ SHUMAX. 
b. March S. 1S3:?. 
d. Aug. 5. 190;i. 

Comp. H, 2L5th Regt. Penn'a. Inf. \'ol. 

Our Defenders, 
'61 '66. 

Celenia, b. June 4, 1S53, \vas the dau. of W'm. B. Huntoon ( b. 
1821, at Cochester, \'t. ; d. lt>99 in Bloomington. Cal.) and .Mary .Vnn 
Baker (b. 1S24 in Lower Canada; d. 1900 in Bloomington, Cal.). Iltr 
paternal grandparents -were George W. Huntoon (b. 1792 in Maine; 
d. 18S-4) and Lucinda Bowler (b. 17S7 in \'t. ; d. 1S75). 

Celenia has continued tcj reside mainly with her daugliter, Edith 
Lyman, tirst in BLiomingtun, then in Colton. In 1910 they moved to 
San Francisco, and in 191:^ X'> Berkeley. Five children : 
i. Edith Shuman. b. Oct. 8. 1875, Sec. 56-A. 
ii. Minerva Belle Shuman, b. Sept. 17. 1878, Sec. 56-B 
iii. Ralph Andrew Shuman. b. Dec. 12. 1SS2 : m. June 17. '06. 
Artie Hinton (b. 1888'. dau. of John Wc'^ley a-id 
Margaret Edwards, \\ h'j was the dau. of William IMward-, 
of Macon, Mo. Ralph lived several years in River.side. 
where he was employed on the State E.xperimental Farm. 
He next moved to Huntington Beach, and later to Pomona. 
Cal., where he is proprietor of the "Pomona Rug Sh"p," 
and has 

(1) Clara \'iola, b. Jan. 5, 1908, at Riverside. 

(2) Ralph Harvey, b. Nov. 3, 1912. at Pomona. 
iv. Anna Laura Shuman, b. Sept. 1, 1^8■l ; d. Xov. 26. 1686. 

V. Harvev William Shuman. b. Oct. 2.'i. 1887, Sec. 56-C. 

/.' v-jll 



i. Edith Sluminn. (lau. of Abraham W.. Sec. 56, born Oct. 6. 
1875. in F.van.stnn. Ill: she attended the public schools of Evanston. 
being in her senior year in the I-.vansto\vn Township lUgh School 
when the famil_\- moved to California in 1804. She taught several 
years at Aqua .Mansa, Cal. Edith was m. Aug. 0. 1900. to Cornelius 
Lyman (b. April 2. 1875"). She acquired some distinction as a whist- 
ling soloist in local circles, and is a musician. They resided awhile 
on the home ranch, then in C'olton. They moved north to San Fran- 
cisco; they are now residing in I'.erkeley. Cal. 

Edith is small oi stature, is agile and spry in movement, and per- 
severing in her purpose. 

Cornelius was born at Santa Barbara. Cal. — the son of L. S. 
Lyman. He learned the carpenter trade, which he followed in the 
main, assisting sometimes in the cultivation of orange groves in and 
about Bloomington. and working in the Bloomington Orange Pack- 
ing House as engineer. He is now connected with a garage in Bakers- 
field, and operates a truck motor. He is tall, heavy and strong. 

In the Spanish-American War he served as corporal in Company 
G, in N. G. C, enlisting at Redlands. 

"Cornelius Lyman. Company G. 
7th Regt. Calif. \'ol. 


The people of California to 
Cornelius Lyman, 
for ser\ice in the Culian War." 
He received the name "Rifleman" while in the 7th Regt. on 
account of his skill in marksmanship. They have four children : 

(1) Dorothy Lyman, b. June 9. 1901. 

(2) Chester Harvey Lyman, b. May 10. 1903. 

(3) Celenia Irene Lyman, b. Aug. 14. 1905. 

(4) \'ivian Mary Lyman, b. June 7. 1911. 


ii. Minerva Belle Shuman. dau. of Abraham W., Sec. 56. born 
Sept. 17, 1878. in Evanston. 111.; m. C)ct.. 1!I05, to \'olney T. Johnson 
(b. 187C). a native of Indiana. They resided for some years in Rialto. 
Cal., then moved to Colton. Cal. He has been connected with gro- 
cery houses in Rialto and Colton. He was in the Spanish-American 
War, as shown by the following registry: 

"V^olney T. Johnson, private of Company K, 7th Regt. California 
U. S. Vols. — enrolled 5th Mav, 1898, to serve two years, or during the 


War, is hereby discharged service of U. S. by reason of mu.-ter 
out of regiment. 

"Said \'olney T. Johnson. bi>rn in Borden. Ind., and when enrolh^d 
was 22 years of age— 5 feet 9)j inches high, dark complexion, blue 
eyes, light brown hair, and by occupation a rancher. 

"Given at Los Angeles. Cal.. this 2d day of December, 1S9S. 

Orin P. Sloat. 
Capt. 7th Inf. California, U. S. \"ols. 
"Character excellent. 

Service honest and faithful. 
Service in the War with Spain, under first call of the President." 


"The people of California to 

\'olney T. Johnson, 

private Company K, 7th California 

U. S. \'olunteer Infantry Regiment, 

for ser\-ice in the Spanish-American War, 

189S— 1S99." 

To \'olney and Minnie Johnson was b. a son : 

(1) \'olney Everett Johnson, b. Sept. 21, 1906. 


V. Harvej' William Shuman, son of Abraham, Sec. 56. born Oct. 
25, 1SS7 ; m. June. 1911, Mary Pearl Burnham, dau. of Arthur Burn- 
ham. Riverside. Cal., where Mary Pearl was b<irn. the Burnham fam- 
ily being among the earliest settlers in the valle}-. She is a lady of 
winsome ways and charming personality, and has a wide circle of 
friends in her native cit}-. She grad. from the high, school, class of 
1908. Mr. Shuman is also a grad. of the Riverside High School, hav- 
ing had his home in Bloomington during the school course. He is 
a business man of prominence, and holds the position of salesman 
with the Standard Motor Car Compan)' of San Francisco. Resides 
in Napa. Cal.; is also agent for Napa and Solano counties: Shuman- 
Brugge Motor Car Co. One child: 

(1) Robert Burnham Shuman. b. Oct. 27, 1912. 


14. Benjamin Franklin Shuman. son of JACOB, Sec. 46. liLirn 

Oct. 8, 183-1, in Manor twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.: d. May 20. ISli-^. at 

Dublin, Washington Co., Iowa. Being only three years old when 

his father died, he was taken, at 8 vears of age. into the home of his 

'::fcr .TV; jjO 


uncle ANDREW, in IV-rr}- cianity. wliere he grew up to farm lite, 
with a meaner piihlic sclii'nl etlucation. At age seventeen he workeii 
a while in the tannery i>t Samuel llench. in Ickesburg. but later went 
to learn the milling Inisiness with his cousin Andrew, at "the Nar- 
rows."' near Kshcol. 

He went to K>wa in ISrio and took up "a forty" tract of land 
(n \\ashington county, at Dutch Creek, now called Dublin. To this 
"forty" he later added seventy acres. His uncle had bequeathed him 
a hundred dollars, and this served him in good stead v.'hen entering 
on his western career. 

He m., in 185S, Margaret Sophia Hayden (b. March 9, 1837). dau. 
of Lot Hayden and Margaret Simpson, both born in Pennsylvania. 
His sons are farmers, and the daughters all married to farmers. 

At the time of his death Benjamin was a justice of the peace in 
his district. He. as well as his wife Margaret, was a zealous worker 
in the church, and he was well esteemed by his neighbors and the 
community. Eight children : 

i. William Henry Shuman, b. Sept. IS. 1850: m. Hattie El- 
dora Shockley (1). LSGS"). In '98, after the death wf his 
father, the homestead fell to the eldest, \\'illiam Henry. 
and this is now his home. His wife. Harriet Eldora, is 
the daughter of Jiphn Slu'ckley and Elizabeth H(3rnish, of 
Keokuk Co.. Iowa, who had fifteen children, Hattie being 
the youngest. William Henry and Hattie have no children. 
ii. John Hayden Shuman. b. Dec. 8, 1860; d. Jan. 4, 1861. 
iii. Stephen Arnold Shuman, b. Oct. U, 1863; d. Oct. 8. 1864. 
iv. Levi Xorris Shuman. b. Nov. 25, 1865, Sec. 57-A. 
V. Ida May Shuman, b. Eeb. 18. 1870; m. Jan. 1. "91, to Wil- 
liam Edward Sherman Page ( b. June 25, 1S68K They have 
two children : 

(1) Ray Andrew Page. b. June 9. 1892. 

(2) \'e'ra Iva Page. b. May 13, 1904. 

vi. .\nna Albertha Shuman. b. May 16. 1873; m. Nov. 9, '99. to 
Alfred Bitting, of Washington Co., Iowa. They moved in 
1906 to Bloomington, Cal., in the Riverside district, and 
have a beautiful fjrange ranch of ten acres, of which they 
are proud. They took the first prize for seedless grapefruit 
in the San Bernardino Fair in 1913, and received a silver 
loving cup, with the name "Alfred Bitting" engraved on it. 
Alfred's father -was David Bitting (b. in Lycoming C^., 
Pa., in 1843; d. in 1910 at Wellman. Iowa), son of Jacnb 
Bitting and Lydia Bear. His mother was Luella Jane 
Leach (b. 1850. in Ohio), dau. of James and Fanny Flor- 
ence Leach. Two children : 


(1) Carl Robert Kitting, b. July 2S, 1!)(J0. 

(2) Elsie .Mar.ijaret Ilitting, b. Oct. 17. I'.ll:^ 

vii. Andrew Wisslcr Shunian. b. March 11. 1875; d. April U 

viii. Rosella .\Il>erteen Shuman. b. July 3. 1878; m. lune L'3. 
1901, tu Orville L. Dayt.-u. farmer, sun nt W .H.' Dayt.ju 
and Martha Jane Matthews, dau. of Eugene Matthews and 
Maria Jacksmi. uf New York. Orville's father was of 
AVelsh extraction and his mother a descendant of Cotton 
Mather. His father. \\'. H., went to California in IS.",!), via 
New York and Panama, and engaged in mining and lum- 
bering, returning in 18611 on the U. P. R. R.. just then com- 
pleted. Orville's grandparents were Nicholas Daytun and 
Rebecca McCormick, both natives of Maryland. Nicholas 
came to Cedar twp., Washington Co.. Iowa, in 1843. and 
died there in 187fi. Ro-ella has taken the name Ella, and 
writes herself in that way. Two children: 

(1.) Blanche Dayton, b. Sept. 10, 1003; lived 8 hrs. 
(2) Orrin Leroy Dayton, b. Feb. 10, 1906. 


iv. Levi Norris Shuman. S'jn of Benjamin. Sec. 57, born Xov. 
25, 1865; m. Nov. 6. '84, Margaret Kennedy Marshall (b. Sept. 14, 
1860). Levi at the age of fourteen worked out until age nineteen, 
when he married, and farmed for his father-in-law. He lived three 
years in Washington, the county seat, where he worked one year in 
a hardware store, and two years at carpentering. Then he went back 
to the farm, where he has been since. 

On the 6th of No\eniber. 1909. Levi and wife Margaret cele- 
brated their silver wedding, having a hundred guests. 

Margaret is an estimable lady, intelligent, and a good house- 
keeper. The family are of the faith of the Reformed Presbyterian 
Church, as was also the family of her father, a brief sketch of whom 
is here given : 

Robert Marshall 
was b. 1832 in County Down, Ireland, his parents being John Mar- 
shall and Mary Brown, who came to the United States in ls70. and 
made their home with their son Robert until called to their final rest. 

At age 22 he came to the L'nited States, locating first in Phila- 
delphia, then in Franklin county. Pa., where he married Jane Fergu- 
son, dau. of Wm. Fergusnn. of Ireland, anil Margaret McCoy, of 
Cumb. Co.. Pa. Resiiiing in Cumb. canity until 1867, they moved to 
Washington. Iowa, where he conducted a bakery. He purchased the 



w lie re 


nn\v r 


>, . 

m Se. 


14. J 

acks,.n tup., c 



320 acres uf 









^L-lrgaret. an( 

,i her 

■ h US- 






. li 


tin t 

he 'i: 


and carry on 




iret was e 


d i 

in 1 




ton A( 

:ademy. She i 

s a refined 

and w 









•. Jane Marshall, pa 



Oct. 16. 1898; b. in 1835. 

Levi N. and Margaret K. Shuman have three children; 

(1) John William Shuman. b. July 27. 18S3. .Vfter a course 
in Geneva College at Beaver Creek. Pa., he grad. from the 
medical school of Pittsburgh University, in 1909. and took 
a course in the hospital. He m. June 7, 1911. Adeline B. 
Duey, of New Brighton, Beaver Co., Pa., dau. of James 
A. Duey, who was born in Harrisburg. He settled in 
Centerville, in western Iowa, in 1911, where he is prac- 
ticing medicine. He is railroad surgeon for the U. P. 
R. R., from Omaha, Xeb.. to Ogden. Utah. 

(2) Ralph McLean Shuman. b. Jan. 4. 1889. He is a farmer 
and is working part of his father's farm. He m. April 5. 
1911, Estelle May Smith, and has 

-\. Kerschcl ^lervin Shuman. b. May 6, 1912. 

(3) Margaret Jane Shuman. b. Jan. 6. 1893; grad. from Wash- 
ington Academy, Washington, Iowa. She goes by the 
name Jean. 


15. William Colhozeh Shuman. son of JACOB, Sec. 46. b. March 
17, 1836, the youngest of the fifteen children of JACOB SHUMAN, 
born in the old homestead on the Anchor road, one mile and a half 
east of the Susquehanna ri\-er. His father died when William was 
yet in his first year. Living with his widc'wed mother until he was 
eight years of age. he was placed in the family of "Johnny" Miller, 
where his two half-brothers, Henry and Frederick, and his brother. 
Christian, had each served some years with the old farmer-miller and 
his four daughters. After being here about two years, he was ne.xt 
received into the home of his cousins, Jacob and Catharine (Sec. 33), 
in Perry county, who lived in Raccoon Valley, in Saville township, 
about a mile below Ickesburg. 

In the winter of ■51-'52 a select school was opened in the village. 
taught by Miss Minnie Owen, of Croton Falls, X. Y. ; and though 
William was not enrolled as a pupil of this school, yet he recei\ed 
a large benefit tiirr.ugh it by taking his first lessons in English gram- 
mar from this young lady who boarded in his family. Under her 
efficient and gentle instruction he made rapid progress: and he has 
always cherished the fondest recollection of this very helpful young 

George: shuman family 275 

During their stay in Ickesburg, William was sent one term V< 
Academia Academy, across the mountain. The family soon moved 
to Millerstown. on the Juniata river, and here he heljied his cousin 
in the wiiods on "Forge Hill," a name which was to l-iecume a Imuse- 
hold word to his family in after years. In the fall of ls.36 he began 
teaching in the public schools, and continued his vocation almost 
continuously for forty years. He attended one summer a private 
school taught by Re\-. John Strain and Miss Strain, his sister, and he 
spent another summer term at Academia. He was a student at the 
Millers\ille State Normal School for nine weeks. These desultory 
periods outside the public schools were the sum total of his schooling. 

At age twenty-six he married Miss Rebecca C. Fertig, of Millers- 
town, and they resided in this town and on the Forge Hill, just out- 
side the town, in Perry county. Their other places of residence were 
in Lancaster county — first in Manor township, then in Strasburg, 
then at Bird in Hand, and lastly in Maytown. '77-'78. 

In Strasburg lie was principal of the union schools. '70 to '74. 
I At the close of that period he moved his family to the Forge Hill 

property at Millerstown. Here he attempted to dig out a living from 
the thin and stony soil; but two years were enough to convince him 
that the farmer's life was not for him, and he returned to the jieda- 
g(igical {jrofession. .\t the close of his school term in Maytown. he 
made sale of his household effects and moved to Chicago, spring of '7S. 
He taught in the Cook County Normal School, 1878-83, and in the 
Chicago grammar schools. '83 to '87. He was several years principal 
of Chicago evening schools. 

In the spring of '90 they moved to Evanston and purcha-^cd a 
home on the corner of Sherman avenue and Gaftield place, where 
they continue to reside. Here his work of compiling the "Genealogy 
of the Shuman Family" was begun and finished. 

While residing here he did office work and contract work for the 
Deering Harvester Co. several years, and later for the International 
Harvester Co. 

He was an enumerator in Chicago in the census of 1890. .\t the 
close of the World's Columbian Exposition he was U. S. customs 
inspector on the Fair grounds (winter of '93-'9-t). 

Mrs. Rebecca C. Shuman was the youngest of the ten children 
of John Fertig and Mary Fertig. born Fincannon. Born in Millers- 
town. Perry Co.. Pa., and reared in that old town. She attended the 
public schools of her native town and was a student of a select school 
taught by S. H. Galbraith. in Blain. Perry Co.. Pa. 

At the age of eighteen she was married to William C. Shuman, 
\vho was then resident in her native town. 


Her father. Jnhn Fertisj. was a black.-niith by traile. and was a 
strong prohibitiunist. which in his day meant more tli;ui it does today. 
At a time when tlie whiskey bottle was considered one of the essen- 
tials of the breakfast table, he ruled all intoxicants out of the house. 
He was called the "Father Mathew" i,f his community. His parents 
were Zachariah I-'ertiij and jane Ogle. dau. of William Ogle, of 
Allen's Co\'e. Perry C".. Pa. The pioneer Ogle ancestor came to 
Newcastle, Del., then a part of PennsyKania. in 1666. His name 
was John. He had large grants (if land in Delaware from the Duke 
of York, and later fmm the Penns. He was the great-grandfather of 
William Ogle, of Allen's Cove, whose first wife — name not known — 
was the mother of Jane (Ogle) Fertig. Capt. James Ogle and Capt. 
Joseph Ogle gained distinction in the Revolutionary War. Capt. 
Joseph Ogle was commissicjned by Gov. Patrick Henry of \'irginia. 
After the War was over he nn.^ved to St. Clair county. 111., where 
many e.xcellent families trace their ancestry to him with pride. Ogle 
county. 111., was named for him. The Ogles trace their ancestry to 
the early history ot luigland. 

Mrs. Shuman's mother was Mary Fincannon. dau. of Michael 

The World's Polyglot Petition. 

In 1890. at the request <,t Miss Frances E. Willard. Mrs. Shuman 
undertook the mounting of the World's Polyglot Petition, a document 
which was to make a strong appeal to the governments of the world 
to abolish the manufacture of opium and alcohol. Miss \\'illard's 
"Around the World" workers had solicited signers of this petition in 
every country in the world and the islands of the sea. The names 
came in great rolls — sometimes in sheets, sometimes singly — and 
were mounted on canvas half a yard wide. Counting three names 
to the inch, the petition is eight miles in length; but including the six 
million attestations from societies of various organizations, the entire 
length of the petition would be forty miles. 

Mrs. Shuman received from the ^\'o^ld's Columbian Exposition 
in 1893 a diploma of honorable mention. 

Mrs. Shuman also received from Miss Willard a photogravure 
representing Miss Willard seated and Lady Henry Somerset standing 
among the rolls of the petition. 

Six children were born to William C. and Rebecca C. Shuman : 
i. Edwin Llewellyn Shuman. b. Dec. 13, 1863. Sec. 58-. V 
ii. Infant dau., unnamed, b. Feb. 14, 1866; d. March 24. 1866. 
iii. Raphael Roy Shuman, b. April 4. 1867, Sec. 58-B. 
iv. Jesse Jay Shuman. b. Jan. 8. 1869. Sec. 5S-C. 
V. Lucy Estelle Shuman. b. Oct. 19. 1873, Sec. oS-D. 
vi. Grace Ethel Shuman. b. Sept. 7. 1879. Sec. .58-E. 



'^V_. ' •r\:'_9ii;^^fiA^,^S^:Kf' 

r-JH«rT--"^ ' . . i -'HB-. 



ii 1 








'-^- ■ -•--- '-f --■■■■*"- ->-: j<^.^-J---?Jj:» .>- - 





i. Edwin Llewellyn Shuman. son of William C. Sec. 38. born 
Dec. 13, 1863, in Manor township, Lancaster Co., Pa. Up to the age 
of fourteen he was educated in the public schools of his native county. 
Then, his parents moving to Chicago, he became a student in the 
Cook County Normal School, where his father was a teacher. He was 
for some time a proof-reader and compositor in the office of the 
Chicago Ez-eiiitig Journal, and later entered the Englewood High 
School, from which he was graduated in 18S3, receiving the Cook 
county scholarship prize for Northwestern University, which he 
entered that fall, graduating. Ph. B., in 'S7 : Ph. AL, in '90. Member 
of Sigma Chi fraternity : Phi Beta Kappa. He received the Deering 
prize, the Gage prize, the Kirk prize. He was editor of the Xorth- 
XiTstern, '85 to '87. In collaboration with Robert \'andercook, he was 
the founder of the Evanston Press, and was its editor during '87-'90. 

He was editorial writer for the Chicago Evening Journal. '91 to 
'95; literary editor and editorial writer, Chicago Tribune. '95 to 1901. 
and he has continued to be literary editor of the Chicago Record- 
Herald since 1901. 

In '88 he compiled from the Kirk orations "A Decade of Ora- 
tory." In '94 he compiled the "Alumni Catalogue" of Xorthwestern 
University. Author of "Steps Into Journalism," '94: "Practical Jour- 
nalism," 1903; "How to Judge a Book," 1910. In collaboration with 
his wife, Emma, he published "The Rainy Day Scrap Book," 1910, 
and "The Animal Rainy Day Scrap Book," 1913, two popular picture 
books for children. 

While still on the Ez-euing Journal. Mr. Shuman conducted a 
series of lectures in Bay \'iew, Mich., called "The Bay View School 
for Writers." from July 27 to Aug. 8, '94. He has appeared before 
many literary and social bodies to lecture on literary themes, especially 
on authors and books. He was appointed to the Evanston Public 
Library Board. Oct. 12, 1909, by Mayor Paden. 

In January, 1891, Edwin L. accompanied his aunt, Lucy Shuman, 
to California. He sailed from San Francisco for Alaska as book- 
keeper for the Alaska Commercial Company. The steamer St. Paul 
was bound for a two thousand mile vuyage to the borders of Bering 
Sea, to "Thin Point Cannery." They returned to San Francisco in 
the fall with a cargo of canned red salmon. 

On Christmas, 1895. he m. Emma Thompson, of Evanston, dau. 
of James S. Thomp.son and Nancy Willitts, of New Boston, 111. No 
children. Res., 221 Kedzie St., Evanston, 111. Now, (19l:j), moved 
to New York. 



iii. Raphael Roy. son of A\'illiam C. Sec. 58, born April 4, 1SG7. 
in Manor township. Lancaster Co.. Pa. He attended the public school 
of his native county until age eleven. His parents, then moving- to 
Chicago, he became a pupil of the preparatory department of the 
Cook County Normal School, where he prepared for and entered the 
North Division High School in "83. Entered Northwestern Univer- 
sity, '86. IMember of Adelphic Literary Society and Sigma Chi fra- 
ternity. He was business manager of Tlic XortJiz>.'cster)i. '90, and was 
a contestant for the Kirk prize. Graduated in class of '9L He was a 
reporter for Chicago Tribune, '91 and '92. 

In 1892 he became advertising manager of the Deering Harvester 
Co., Chicago, which position he held for six years. Following this he 
was advertising manager for Carson, Pirie, Scott &; Co. 

In 1900 he became advertising manager for Jos. T. Ryerson & 
Son, of Chicago, the largest iron, steel and machinery jobbers in the 
United States, and during that incumbency edited their magazine, 
then called "The Boiler .Maker and Sheet Metal Worker." 

In 1902 Mr. Shuman became western editor of the Iron Age. 
which position he held for three \-ears. Following this he became ad- 
vertising manager for The Liquid Carbonic Co., of Chicago, the largest 
soda fountain and supply house in the world, and was editor of their 
two magazines, "The Liquid Bottler" and "The Liquid Dispenser." 
This position he held for nearly seven years. During all that period 
Mr. Shuman was acti\e in advertising circles both in Chicago and 
throughout the country, because of many articles on adxertising top- 
ics printed in the business and advertising journals, and through a 
large number of addresses which he made before \-arious conventions. 
including the national conventions of the Associated Advertising 
Clubs of America at Omaha. Dallas and Baltimore. 

In March. 191o. Mr. Shuman prepared to capitalize his years of 
experience and his wide acquaintance by starting into business for 
himself, forming a partnership with Carl H. B'jcith in the firm of 
Shuman-Booth Company, with offices in the Westminster Building. 

In 1896, at the age of 29. he married Miss Clara Belle Pettigrew. 
daughter of Chas. Pettigrew. at that time general superintendent "f 
the Illinois Steel Co.'s plant at Joliet. and now retired at Bridgeport. 
Conn. They have one daughter : 

(1) Elizabeth (Betty), b. June 13. 1902. 


iv. Jesse Jay Shuman, son of William C. Sec. 58, born Jan. S, 
1869, in Manor township. Lanca-ter Co., Pa. He was nine year? i-f 


age when hi> parents moved to Chicago. He attended tlie Ci 'ok 
County Xormal Scliool. also the North Divijion High School, ■S4-",>(3. 
Entered the Northwestern University in 'S6 and was grad. in '!•(). 
Ph. B. Mem. Hinman literary society: mem. Sigma Chi fraternitv. 
and editor Xorthiccstcm. 

Since leaving college he has been continuously in the steel busi- 
ness, as follows: Illinois Steel Co., South Chicago and Joliet, IS'IO-9'J, 
as clerk and draftsman : American Steel & Wire Co., Cleveland. ()., 
1899-1900. asst. supt. Xewburgh Steel Works ; Jones & Laughlin Steel 
Co., Pittsburgh, Pa. : since 1900, inspecting engineer at South Side 
Works. For seven years he acted as secretary of the Association of 
American Steel Manufacturers, 1906-13. in addition to other employ- 
ment. The members of the association presented him with a s(ilid 
silver coffee service uf four pieces, engraved with a flattering inscrip- 

Married May 6. 1897. Miss Esther Munroe, dau. t,f Hon. George 
H. and Eva Weeks Munroe. of Joliet, 111. They have twin daughters: 

(1) Katherine Munroe Shuman. b. Nov. 5. 1900. 

(2) Charlotte :\Iunroe Shuman. b. Nov. 5, 1900. 
Address: 837 Heberton Ave.. Pittsburgh, Pa. 


V. Lucy Estelle Shuman. dau. of William C, Sec. 58, born Oct. 
19, 1873, in Strasburg, Lancaster Co., Pa. She was in her fifth year 
when her parents moved to Chicago. She attended the primary dept. 
of Cook County Norm. Sch., and the gram, schools of Chicago, enter- 
ing the North Division High School in '88. In the spring of '90 the 
family moved to E\-anston, and Lucy finished her preparation in 
Northwestern Academy, graduating in '91. and entering Northwestern 
University that fall. Mem. of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority; grad. 
in '95, Ph. B. and Phi Beta Kappa. 

She taught in the high schools of Tuscola, III.. '95-"96 ; Wilmette, 
111., '97-'98, and at Moline, 111.. '98 to 1903: attended summer school 
at the University of \\'isconsin in 1901. In the fall of 1903 (Sept. 15; 
she was married to Chester B. Masslich. of Evanston, 111. 

Chester B. Masslich was born at Union City, Ind.. March 24. 
1872. He was prepared in Union City High School and Northwestern 
Academy, and grad. from Northwestern University in '94, A. B. ; Phi 
Beta Kappa ; Gushing prize. Grad. from Chicago College ot Law, 
LL. B. He was clerk for Farson, Leach & Co.. Chicago, '94 to '96; 
manager of the bond buying dept. for the same hcmse, "96 to "98, and 
became their attorney in '98. 

He was general counsel for A. B. Leach & Company, 1906 to 
1910, when he became a member of the law firm of Huh'nard & Ma-s- 


lich, 71 Broadway. New York. (Jn Mr. Huhtiard's retirement in 
1911, Mr. Masslich became a mcmher of the law firm of Caldwell .'^ 
Reed, under the firm name of Caldwell, Ma<slich .^ Reed. 100 Broad- 
way, New York. 

The parents of Chester B. Ma-slich were Bentley Masslich and 
Lucia (Farson) Masslich. His father died July 0. I!il3. and was bur- 
ied at Union City, Ind. His mother resides in F,vanston. III. 

Che.-^ter B. and Lucy V.. ^La^slich have one child : 
(1) Marjorie Masslich. b. Sept. 13. 1909. 


vi. Grace Ethel Sliuman. dau. of William C. Sec. 58. born Sept. 
7, 1879, at Englewood, cor. of Webster Ave. and Seventieth St. (now 
in Chicago). She was grad. from the Evanston Township High 
School in '98. and entered Xorthwestern University that fall, grad- 
uating in 1902. B. L.: Kappa Kappa Gamma: Phi Beta Kappa, .'^he 
was president of the junior class, and was Class-Day Prophet. She 
assisted Pr'if. Atwell that summer in editing the "Alumni Record, fur 
1903," for Northwestern College of Liberal Arts. 

She was m., Aug. 5, 1903. to Joseph Ernest Smiley, a co-grad- 
uate and classmate, the son of Joseph Smiley, of Plainville, Adams 
Co.. 111., where he was b. June 17. 1875. 

He was prepared at Western Normal College, Bushnell, 111., and 
at Northwestern Academy. He entered Northwestern University. 
autumn of "98. He was a mem. Hinman literary society; mem. Beta 
Theta Pi fraternity. He received the Raymond and Gage prizes, in 
debate. He was pres. senior class. Pres. College Y. M. C. A., '99- 
1900. Mem. football and baseball teams, '99 and '00. Grad. 1902, B. S 

Elected the same year intercollegiate secretary of the Boston 
Y. M. C. A., he entered that fall upon his new held of activity in Bos- 
ton, where his wife ji:iined him the following spring. 

Their residence was in Brookline. After a service in this onerous 
position extending from 1902 to 1907. he severed his connection with 
this institution, as the advancing age of his father necessitated his 
return to the home farm at Plainville. 111. Here he purchased a few 
acres and a home, and assisted his father on the homestead farm, at 
the same time turning his attention to fruit culture and poultry raising 
as a basis for a prospective future industry. 

In the summer of 1911, Mr. Smiley visited the new settlement 
of Elberta, in Utah. Pleased w^ith the promising future of this place 
he purchased land, and the family moved thither in the fall of 1911. 
and built a house during the winter. They are preparing to engage 
in fruit culture and the poultry industry. 


Their eldest child was born in Brookline. Boston. Mass. ; the 
other two at Plainville. Adams Co.. HI.: 

(1) Elisabeth Smiley, b. April 11. 1906. 

(2) Dorothy Grace Smiley, b. April 25, 190S. 

(3) Joseph Shuman Smiley, b. Dec. 16, 1909. 


Eight years after the death of JACOB SHUMAN, his widow. 
Margaret A\'issler. was m. in "45 to Jacob Ritter (1812-'82). a stone 
mason — a soldier of the Civil War. They had one child : Mary C. 
Ritter, b. April 14. 1S46, Sec. 59-A. 


Mary C. Ritter. step-dau. of JACOB. Sec. 46. born April 14. 1846; 
d. May 5, 1873: she was m. fir-t. in '61. to John Rhoads ( b. April 3. 
1839; d.. a soldier in the Civil War,' : she was m. second, to Levi B. 
Neft, in -ee. a soldier in the Civil War. He d. Apr. 27, 1912. She had 
a dau. by her first hnsband. and three daughters by her second hus- 
band : 

i. Rebecca Rhoads, b. Aug. 2. 1861, Sec. 59-.\a. 
ii. Angelina Neff. b. Sept. 13. 1867; m. to Abraham Seitz. of 
Mountvile, Pa., farmer, and has one child: 
(1) Esther Mary Seitz. b. 1902. 
iii. Miranda Xeff. b. Oct. 13. 1868: m. in '96 to George S. See- 
man, of Manor township, Lancaster Co.. Pa. (b. Aug. ]o. 
1863), manager of Cabinet Mfg. Co.. Elmira, X. Y. Two 

(1) Lewis Daniel Seeman. b. Jan. 7. 1897. 

(2) George Milton Seeman. b. Aug. 12. 1903. 

iv. Elizabeth Neff, b. Aug. 19, 1871 : m. to Samuel Bendler. 
clerk in government dredging department. Res.. Port 
Penn, Delaware. Tliey have one adopted child: 
(1) Mildred Bendler. 


i. Rebecca Rhoads, dau. of Mary C. Sec. 59-A, born Aug. 2. 
1861; m. September, "78, to Henry H. Lindemuth. son of Jacob Linde- 
muth, of Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., where Henrs- H. was born 
April 6, 1858. He had a brother George and sisters Mary, Sarah and 
Anna. He lived in Mount Joy until 1889, and their first three chil- 
dren were born there. 

Then they moved to Harrisburg, East End, where Mr. Lindemuth 
built a house on s.w. cor. lOtli and Derry Sts. Here were b(>rn their 


other two children. He is a mechanical engineer, and the inventor 
of a steam heater. He is president of the York Engineering Co., 
York, Pa., where they reside. Five children: 

(1) Anna Mary Lindemuth. b. Dec. 11, ISSO ; she was edu- 
cated in vocal and instrumental music; m., in 1902, to 
Charles W. Britcher. of York, Pa., a press inspector; res., 
York, Pa., and they have 

A. Evelyn Rose Britcher, b. July 5, 1903. 

B. Henry Edward Britcher, b. Sept. 21, 1905. 

(2) Nelson Rhoads Lindemuth, b. Feb. 18, 1S86 ; mechanical 
engineer; m. Mary Elizabeth Felix (b. July 25, 1S85). 
Two children : 

A. Nelson Henry Joseph, b. April 22, 1909 ; d. Feb. 3, 

B. John Kenneth, b. May 2, 1911. 

(3) Grace Melissa Lindemuth, b. .\Larch 26, ISSS. 

(4) John Rhoads Dovey Lindemuth, b. June 6, 1&90. Pre- 
pared at York High School, and grad. from Wesleyan 
University, Middletown, Conn., class of 1912. Assistant 
chemist in the Bureau of Soils, Washington, D. C, Nov. S, 

(5) Henry Clay Lindemuth. b. July 21, 1S92. Student at 
Bellefonte Academy, preparing to be a mechanical engi- 


IX. MARY SHUMAN, dau. of George, Sec. 1, born June. 1784; 
d. April, 1837. She was m., in 1808, to John Crist, or Christy. They 
lived in Central Manor, Lancaster Co., Pa., at Mann's Tavern, which 
is now Windom post-office. They moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., where 
Mr. Christy died in 1828, and the widow and her children went back 
to the homestead in Central Manor, where MARY died in 1837, and 
was buried in her brother CHRISTIAN SHUMAN'S family grave- 

John and MARY CHRISTY had seven children: 

1. Catharine Christy, b. 1809; d. at early age. 

2. Infant, b. about 1811. 

3. Mary C. Christy, b. Oct. 11, 1813; Sec. 61. 

4. Ann Christy, b. March 31, 1817, Sec. 62. 

5. William Christy, b. about 1818 ; d. in infancy. 

6. Catharine Christy, b. about 1819; d. in infancy.. 

7. John Christy, b. Oct. 21, 1821, Sec. 63. 



3. Mary Carr Cli 
d. June 10. l',K)7. Un 
Lane. Co.. Pa., she yrew up ti 
constitution that -he liad inlier 
of Middletown. Dauiihni C.>.. 1 
N. J., Dec. l.'>. ISll ; ,1. m Mi(U 


(h,u...i MARY, 
tlic h'line farm 

■c. 60. born Oct. 11, 1S13; 

t what is now Windom, 
m life wiiich promoted the sturdy 
: ni. Marcii 2(i. 1S3S. to Isaac Barr, 
Mr. Barr was burn at Bordentown, 
wn. Pa.. .\ug. 21. lSt^6. 


Mother Mary Barr died at her home on Spring street, Monday 
evening, June 10, 1907, at 9 o'clock, from the infirmities of old age. 
She was the oldest woman living in Dauphin county, and was in good 
health and possession of all her faculties almost up to the time of her 

When but a child of only a couple years, she was taken by her 
parents in a buggy from her home across the Allegheny mountains 
to Pittsburgh, which even at that time was known as a city. At the 
age of fifteen years she made the return journey to her home in Manor 
township alone, and made her home there until about sixty years ago, 
when she came to Middletown. She well remembers the grand ova- 
tion given General LaFayette by the people ..f Pittsburgh at the time 
of his visit to the United States in 1828. the city being decorated with 
flags and evergreens. 

n the annals of the family from 


ch Mrs. 

lur I'i the Shuman brothers can 

ne I 

)ver the 


A distinctive featur 
Barr descended, is that 
ocean with William Penn. 

Mary Barr was a member of the Church of God since IS.'J.j. her 
first connection being with the congregation at Washingtonboro, she 
being one of the organizers. During her younger years she was an 
active church worker and a vocalist of more than ordinary ability. 

Mrs. Barr, in recounting the great age of other member.-, made 
mention of Daniel Shuman, who lived to the age of 93. But we know 
of no Daniel Shuman who lived to a great age. Perhaps she meant 
George, the bachelor son of Michael (Sec. 2), who was an old man, 
baldheaded. but whose age is not reported. 

Her funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. F-". HoLi\er, her 
pastor. Interment in Middletown cemetery. 

Mother Barr during her life often expressed the desire that her 
funeral should be private and that she desired no flowers, excepting 
one rose which ^lle would like to hold in her hand. These wishes 
were carried out b}- the family. 

Mrs. Barr had many relics "from away back." among which were 
a grandfather's clock that had chimed the hours to five generations 
of the Barr family ; a large English Bible, printed in 1765 ; two cases 
of drawers that reach alnmst to the ceiling; bureaus, andirons, or 
firedogs, tongs, shovels, brass candlesticks, plates, old coins. Conti- 
nental scrip, etc. They had been in her possession for seventy years 
Mother Barr was a cousin to the late Jacob B. Shuman. of Washing- 
tonboro, and a niece of ELIZABETH BRADY, of Millersville. Sam- 
uel and Jacob Crist, of Millersville, octogenarians, were cousins on 
her father's side. 

It is to be regretted that the data gathered about this venerable 
mother in Israel are so imperfect. There are only four of our family 
known to the compiler who reached the high distinction of nona- 
genarians, namely: ELIZABETH BRADY, of Millersville, who died 
in 1873, at the age of 94 y. 4m. 10 d. ; Jacob B. Shuman, of Wash- 
ingtonboro, who passed away on the 4th of July, 1S98, at age 94 y. 
4 m. 16 d.— six days more than the age of his aunt BRADY; the third. 
Mary Barr. the subject of this sketch, who reached the age of 93 y. 
7 m. 29 d.; and lastly, Michael Shuman (Sec. 20-A), living at Coving- 
ton. O., who reached his 91st year. Oct. 4, 1913. 

This quartette of nonagenarians all enjoyed robust health up to 
the close of their long lives. Two or three others were in their nme- 
tieth vear. but diil ncit reach the ninety mark. One of the-c was 
Michael, of JOHN'S family ( Sec. IS i, who had reached 89 y. 3 m. 9 d. : 
another was John, of ANDREW'S family (Sec. 30), who was S9 y. 

c Nl'V'/^h ~U-> 


6 m. 23 d. These are the six who reached the highest notch in the 
longevity of the George Shuman family. Besides the last two, there 
are twenty other octogenarians. 

To Isaac Barr and Mary Christy Barr were born: 
i. Frank H. Barr. b. Dec. 25. 1S3S. Sec. 61-A. 
ii. William C. Barr. 1). April 6. 1S44. Sec. 61-B. 
iii. Mary J. Barr, b. about 1849; unmarried. 


i. Frank H. Barr. son of Mary. Sec. 61. born Dec. 25. 1S3S. in 
Middletown; d. May 20. 1913. His hands and fingers were greatly 
deformed by the ravages of rheumatism. He was engaged for many 
years in insurance and real estate in Middletown, Pa., his native town. 
For many years he was notary public for the Citizens' Bank and the 
Middletown Car Company. He was tax collector for a number of 
years. He was a memlier of the Church of God. as his venerable 
mother had been. Frank Barr was a bachelor. His brother William, 
of Lancaster, Pa., and sister Mary, of Middletown, survive him. He 
had suiifered from a complication of diseases for the past three years, 
but was seriously ill only about three weeks before his death. 


ii. William C. Barr. son of Mary, Sec. 61, born April 6, 1844; 
m. Lida Books (b. 1850). They were m. in Harrisburg, at the Meth- 
odist parsonage, by the Rev. Dr. Lindemuth. He is night watchman 
at Stehman & Swan's Iron \\'orks. Lancaster. Pa. Lida died sud- 
denly of neuralgia of the heart, Dec. 25. 1891. Both she and her hus- 
band were charter members of Golden Star Council, No. 6. of Good 
Templars. Six children : 

(1) Mabel Irene Barr, b. Nov. 7. 1872; m, to Edward E. 
Ware, electrician, of Middletown. Mabel Irene d. in chiM- 
birth, March 17, 1899. Three children, two dying in 
infancy ; 

.^. Claude E. \\'are. b. 1890. He is in his Freshman 
year in Pennsyh'ania College. Gettysburg. 

(2) Shuman Books Barr, b. 1875; d. 1879. 

(3) Frank libur Barr, b. about 1876. in Middletown. .\fterhis 
': mother's death, he lived in Philadelphia about six months. 
;' ■ then went west, traveling through many states, and re- 
^ turning east to Washington, Pa., where he is in the flour, 
[ feed and coal business ; m. Isa Reigle. and has 

! A. Percy Barr. 

I B. Lida Barr. 


(4) Ben Ellis Barr. b. 1877 : he iiad a longing for the army 
or the navy. Rejected at the Philadelphia navy yard on 
account of his youth, he traveled by freight trains uut to 
his brother in Washington. Pa., where he made his home 
until old enough to become a soldier without his father's 
consent. He enlisted in the infantry, and was shifted 
from point to point, generally along the Mexican border. 
After the expiration of his term, he traveled through 
Florida and Mexico, taking photographs of natural scenerv 
for a few months; then he went to Texas, and enlisted in 
a cavalry company, and was immediately transported to 
the Philippine Islands. After three enlistments, and a 
service of ten years in the army, he went to San Antonio, 
Tex., chose a wife and settled there. 

(5) Mary Kate Barr, b. 1SS5. When her mother died in '91, 
she lived with her sister. Mrs. Mabel Ware, until Mabel's 
death in '99, when she had a home with her father in Lan- 
caster, working in the Hamilton Watch Factory, until her 
eyes began to suffer by the constant use of the magnifying 
glasses, and she was compelled to quit. After clerking a 
while in a department store, she took a position in a store 
in Middletown, where she met John T. Prescott, of British 
Columbia, formerly of Elizabethtown, Pa. They were 
married and went to Discovery. Atlin District, B. C 
where her husband is in the gold mines. She has writte:-. 
long and interesting letters to her friends in Middlet.-iwn 
and Lancaster, portions of which were published in the 
local papers. Mrs. Prescott is a noble type of the heroine, 
full of energy and courage, and well suited to the adven- 
turous life of her husband. She has been plucky enouiirh 
to make the trip alone from her far-away Klondyke In .me 
to her former home in Pennsylvania, and back. 

(6) Ralph W.^B^r, b. in Middletown. about 1S90. Being only 
four years-'i age at the death of his mother. Ralph lived 
with his aunt Hannah until of age. He resides in Wash- 
ington, in western Pennsylvania, where he m. Elizabeth 
Wheeler, of that place, and they have 

A. Claude Barr, b. 1911. 
iii. Mary J. Barr. h. aliwut ls4!t: unmarried. 


4. Ann Christy, dau. of Mary. Sec. 60. born March 31. 1^17: 
d. Feb. 29, 1S5S; m.' in 1S39 to Henry H. Hubley, blacksmith, s. .n -f 
Jacob Hubley and Catharine Hertzler. He was born Feb. 10, 1>1T: 


d. Nov. 28, 1SS8. In the early forties Mr. Hubley had his smithy on 
Thunder Hill, a little east of the brick school house, in Manor town- 
ship. Later he removed to Mann's Tavern, now Good's Tavern, at 
Windom post office. Here he was assisted by his sons, Ephraim, John, 
Jacob and Henry. He married, second, Mrs. Hoffman, born Mellin- 
ger; but all his children were by his first wife. 

Henry Hubley and .A.nn Christy Hubley had sixteen children: 

i. Adeline Hubley, b. Jan. 7, 1840; m. to William H. Brene- 
man ; res., Middletown, Pa., and has one child : 

(1) Leila Breneman, b. about 1866; m. to Charles 
Augustus Carmany. Res., Middletown, Pa. No 
ii. Caroline Hubley, b. Aug. 11, 1841; d. July 24, 1910; un- 
married. She was afflicted with locomotor ataxia, and 
helpless as a child. She lived with her brother. Jacob 
Hubley, at W'ashingtonboro. where she died at the age of 
almost sixty-nine. 
iii. Mary Ann Hubley, b. Oct. 27, 1842, Sec. 62-.\. 
iv. Samuel Hubley, b. Feb. 11, 1844; d. Mtiy 13, 1844. 
V. Ephraim C. Hubley, b. March 19, 1845, Sec. 62-B. 
vi. Susan Hubley. b. Sept. 2, 1846, Sec. 62-C. 
vii. Jacob Hubley, b. Jan. 11, 1848. Sec. 62-D. 
viii. Elizabeth Hubley! b. July 16, 1849 ; d. July 8, 1852. 
ix. John Hubley, b. Sept. 16, 1850, Sec. 62-E. 
X. Henry Hubley, b. Jan. 17, 1852. Sec. 62-F. 
xi. Abraham Hubley, b. July 11, 1853 ; d. Dec. 6. 1854. 
xii. Isaac Hubley, b. July 11, 1853; d. Dec. 12, 1854. 
xiii William Hubley, b. Oct. 27. 1854 : d. June 12, 1855. 
xiv. Joseph Hubley. b. Oct. 27, 1854; d. May 31, 1862. 
XV. David Hubley, b. Aug. 17, 1856 ; d. Apr'il 29, 1857. 
xvi. George Hubley, b. Feb. 20, 1858; d. in infancy. 

rii. Mary Ann Hubley. dau. of .Ann, Sec. 62, born Oct. 27. 1S42; 
m. Oct. 14, '69, to J. Harry Longsdorf; res., Millersville ; he is a cabi- 
net maker, but for the last five years has been general agent for the 
Rakestraw-Pyle Co.. Kenneth Square, Chester Co., Pa. They have 
five children : 

(1) Mary C. Longsdorf, b. Sept. 17, 1870; d. Oct. 7, 1886. 

(2) Frank H. Longsdorf, b. Feb. 5, 1872; m. Miss Bessie 
Asper, granddaughter of Mrs. Ehresman, who reared her 
from a child. They have had thirteen children ; five are 
dead and eight are li\ing. These are as fcjllows : 


A. Ray T. Lungsdorf, b. 1S91 ; m. Laura McCue. and 
they have 

a. Irene Longsdorf, b. 1911. ^ 

b. Miriam Bessie Longsdorf, h. Sept., 1913. 

B. Helen ^L Longsdorf. 1S93. 
c. Alice Longsdorf, 1895. 

D. George W. Longsdorf, 1S97. 

E. Blanche Longsdorf. 1899. 

F. Grace Longsdorf. 1902. 

G. Lloyd L. Longsdorf, 1906. 
H. Harry Longsdorf. 1910. 

(3) Edith Mae Longsdorf, b. Dec. 3, 1874; m. Oct., 1898, to 
Herbert Greiner (b. Sept. 12, 1877), and has six children: 

A. Eleanor Elizabeth Greiner. b. Aug. 28. 1901. 

B. Marian Anna Greiner, b. Dec. 23, 1902. 

C. Bertha Mae Greiner, b. Feb. 22, 1904. 

D. Naomi Catharine Greiner, b. June 21. 190.5. 

E. Edith Lois Greiner. b. April 5. 1907. 

F. George Henry Greiner. b. June 6, 1908. 

(4) Bertha A. Longsdorf. b. April 10, 1879; m. in 1902 to 
George W. Brubaker. His occupation is contracting house 

(5) Bessie R. Longsdorf, b. Feb. 2, 1882; d. Aug. 2, 1891. 


V. Ephraim C. Hubley, son of Ann, Sec. 62. born March 19. 
1845; d. Dec. 4, 1897; blacksmith; m. Feb. 1. '80, Fanny C. Sipling 
(b. in Adams Co., Pa., March 31. 1856). She and the children farm 
the eight acres on the homestead at Chestnut Hill. Her four chil- 
dren are: 

(1) William Henry Hubley, b. Xov, 10, 1881; polisher and 
painter, with Mountville Mfg. Co. He m. in 1908, Cora 
Brenner Bart (b. Sept. 3, 1S87). of West Hempfield town- 
ship. Lane. Co., Pa., and has 

A. Roy Gardner Hubley. b. March 25. 1909. 

B. Clyde Gerald Hubley, b. March 4. 1911. 

(2) Anna Kate Hubley, b. July 9, 1885, in Rapho town-hip; 
silk weaver for Ashley & Dailey Silk Co.. Columbia, I'n- 

(3) Albert Lee Hubley, b. Sept. 17, 1887; d. Sept. 8, 18S8. 

(4) Raymond Edward Hubley, b. Aug. 13, 1895, in Wc<t 
Hempfield township; bnckmaker, Mountville, Lane. Ci., 



vi. Susan Hubley, dau. of Ann, Sec. 62. born Sept. 2. 1S47, at 
Prospect Hill, Manor township, Lancaster Co., Pa.; attended public 
school at Central Manor: was m. in 71 to Harrison B. Shue, wheel- 
wright and wagon maker at Central Manor. He died Oct. 31, 1901; 
was a soldier in Civil War: corporal in Co. E, ITS Penn. D. ^L Vol. 
Res., W'indom, Lancaster county. Six children: 

(1) Bertha Shue, b. 1S72. 

(2) Anna M. Shue, b. 1S74 : d. Feb., 1894. 

(3) William Harrison Shue, b. 1S76. 

(4) Marshall H. Shue, b. 1S7S. 

(5) Howard Shue, b. 18S8. 

(6) Blanche Shue, b. ISOO. 


vii, Jacob Hubley, son of Ann, Sec. 62, born Jan. 11, 184S; 
wheelwright and wagcn maker on the Blue Rock road, in Manor twp., 
a little east of \\'ashingtonboro. He m. in '76, Elizabeth Hupper (b. 
Oct. 5, 1852), dau. of John Hupper and Mary Huss. They have: 

(1) Clara, b. Oct. 29, 1S77. 

(2) Henry Hupper, b. April 5, 1880. 

(3) Anna Mary, b. March 20, 1883. 

(4) John Walter, b. Dec. 26, 1885. 

(5) Arthur, b. June 4, 1890. 

ix. John Hubley, son of Ann, Sec. 62, born Sept. 16, 1850; 
blacksmith; m. in '76, Elizabeth Wissler, dau. of David O. Wissler 
(son of John) and Leah Wissler (dau. of Peter). Res., Windom, in 
Manor twp., Lane. Co. Six children : 

(1) Florence, b. Oct. 25, 1877. 

(2) David, b. April 25, 1882: m. m 1907, Elizabeth Malehorn, 
of Landisville, Pa., and has 

A. James Hubley, b. April, 1908. 

(3) Emma, b. April 25, 1882 (twin with David) ; m. to Charles 
Mellinger, and has 

A. Sylvania Catharine Mellinger, b. May, 1906. 

B. P'riscilla Mellinger, b. April, 1908. 
c. Charles Mellinger, b. June. 1909. 

(4) Cora, b. July 8, 1884; m. to Henry Green, and has 

.\. Raymond Green, b. March 28, 1909. 

(5) Willis, b. May 9, 1888. 

(6) Laura, b. Jan. 15, 1891. 


X. Henry Hubley. son of Ann, Sec. 62, born Jan. 17, 1S52, in 
Manor township, Lancaster Co., Pa.; m. and had two daughters: 

(1) Alta Hubley, m. to Abraham Eshelman. and has 

A. Roma Eshelman, b. Oct. 11, 1907. 

B. Emma Eshelman, b. May 19, 1909. 
c. Russell Eshelman, b. 1911. 

(2) Mary Hubley, d. in 1910, of consumption. 


7. John Christy, son uf MARY, Sec. 60, born Oct. 21. 1821, in 
Pittsburgh, Pa., youngest nf the chiUlren of John and MARY 
CHRISTY. He was known all his life by the name of Crist, and was 
kin to the Crists of Manor township. In the year 1S1.5 the family 
moved from their home in Manor township, Lancaster county, to 
Pittsburgh. Pa., where John was born. His lather died in Pitts- 
burgh in 1828, and the mother with her family moved back to the old 
home in Manor township. Thus John, though not "'to the Manor 
born." was yet a lifelong resident of his mother's native place. The 
CHRISTY family resided on a farm where Mann's Tavern was then, 
which subsequently became Breneman's Tavern, and is now Good's 
Tavern, the same old inn. The place can now boast a postoffice, 
whose name is W'indom. John Crist lived from his boyhood with his 
uncle, CHRISTIAN SHUMAN, with whom he was 'placed shortly 
after his mother's return from Pittsburgh in 1828. After his uncle 
CHRISTIAN'S death in 1S49. John continued on the old farm with 
his cousin Amos B.. who inherited the homestead. Amos dying in 
1891, and the "farmstead" passing into the hands of strangers. John. 
now full of years, and grown to be a feeble old man, and helpless, was 
taken to the Lancaster county hospital, where he died Oct. 15. 1S92, 
at the age of 70 years, 11 months. 24 days. 


X. FREDERICK SHUMAN, b. May 28, 17S6; d. Sept. 26, 1812. 
Unmarried. He is buricci in the Alcnnonite cemetery, at Millersville. 
Lane. Co.. Pa., where hi,-; mother. Catharine Pfeiffer, is buried, as also 
his sister, ELIZABETH BRADY. The inscription on his tombstone 

"Zum Andenken von FREDERICK SCHUMAN, 

Geboren den 28ten May, 1786; 

Starb den 26ten September, 1812. 

Seines Alters. 26 Jahre. 3 Monate and 28 Tage. 

"Er ruhet in Frieden." 

Years ago when I visited the Mennonite cemetery at Millersville. 
I found over the grave of FREDERICK the foregoing inscription, 
which I copied. A few years later when I again visited it, the tomb- 
stone was gone, and the grave of a child was occupying the spot. 



XI. GEORGE SHUMAN, s,.n of George, Sec. 1, born 17SS; 
d.July 26, 1S32; youngest cif the eleven children of our ancestor, who 
came from Germany in 1760. He emigrated in early youth to Erie 
county. New York, and settled in Cheektowaga township, not far 
from W'illiamsville. Erie Co., N. Y., which appears to have been his 
postoffice. He m. Susanna Landis, dau. of John Landis, of Erie 
county, N. Y. .\fter the death of GEORGE SHUMAN, his widow 
Susanna was married to John G. Deininger, of Erie county, N. Y. 

Susanna had two sons to GEORGE SHUMAN: 

1. Benjamin C. Shuman : m. Nancy , and at one 

time lived at Lewiston, Niagara Co., N. Y. It is not 

■ ' known whether Benjamin had any children. He was 

drowned in the Tonawanda creek in Erie county, N. Y.. 
• ' "a long time ago," according to a letter from Mrs. Mary C. 

Shuman, of Bufifalo, N. \'., who was no kin to us. 

2. David Shuman, whose address in 1S96 is given as Huron. 
Wayne Co.. Mich. No report of marriage. 

Information from the County Clerk. 

The following data are from John H. Price, clerk of Erie county, 
N. Y., given me in 1912: 

First Letter of Mr. Price. — '•Qn glancing at the old records fp:.m 
about 1S14 to 1S40, I find that the name of Shuman is very common, 
also the name of Landis. George Shuman had property convex'ed to 
him in 1814 or 1S1.5, situated in what is now the Town of Cheekto- 
waga. The records show that his wife's name was Susanna, and she 
probably was a Landis, as said Shuman and his wife, Susan, join in 
several conveyances wherein are other parties, mostly of the name 
of Landis. indicating, therefore, that they were settling up some of 
their family affairs. 

"The names in one of the deeds conveying property to Chrisiana 
Landis, widow, in addition to the Shumans, were the following: Sam- 
uel Fish and wife: John Landis; Polly Landis, and Jacob Landis. 

"The other Shuman names I found were those of Henry Shuman. 
and then later, about 1840, the names of Benjamin and David 

Second Letter.— "In reply to postal of 19th inst., I should have 
mentioned two deeds; as two lots adjoining one another were con- 
veyed by two separate deeds to George Shuman. 


"Our (Buffalo) city directory contains four or five persons by the 
name of Shuman. as follows: Maggie R., teacher normal school, 
863 Richmond Ave.. Mary C. widow of Samuel A. Shuman, 150 Adams 
St.; William, 213 \\'. Ferry St.; Ernest, 2S Taft place. Also names 
of Landis; A. H.. 60 .Arlington PL; Harry R., 5S Pascal St.; Mae, 
440 Porter Ave. : Orene E., 335 Bird St. ; Orville L., 1662 Broadway." 

Third Letter. — "Enclosed herewith I send you copies of the two 
deeds running to George Shuman. 

"We found a large number of conveyances to and from Benjamin 
C. and David Shuman. 

"We also examined the indexes in Surrogate's office and found 
there, among the old minutes and orders, an application of Susanna 
Shuman for letters of administration upon the estate of George Shu- 
man. The said application shows that George Shuman died in the 
Town of Amherst, July 26, 1832, intestate, and that Benjamin and 
David were the only heirs at law of George Shuman. The records of 
these proceedings in the Surrogate's Court are found in Liber 2, 
pages 134 and 135 of minutes of orders, and in Liber 4. pp. 103 and 
104 of minutes and orders. 

"As to what became of Lot 77, T. 11. R. 7, I find two deeds made 
by Benjamin Shuman, the last one of which (recorded in Liber 100. 
of deeds, p. 231 1. is a quit-claim deed, dated April 12. 1S47, made by 
Benjamin C. and Nancy, his wife, to John G. Deininger and Susanna. 
his wife, in which deed is described all of the property mentioned in 
the two deeds of Shuman, and therein quitclaims to his mother and 
her husband. (I found in our conveyance a reference to 'widow Shu- 
man, now Susan Deininger.") 

"As to the interest which David had in Lot 77, I find six con- 
veyances of different parts of that lot to ditTerent people. I feel quite 
sure that these six conveyances covered all his interest in the prop- 
erty. The last one of these conveyances was made in September, 
1855, and conveyed 70 acres. 

"It appears that the Landis family owned a bit of property in the 
Town of Lancaster, which would be not far from Lot 77; and I tmd a 
deed of a plot of 41 acres in that town which evidently belonged to the 
Landis heirs, in which the grantors are given as follows: 

"Jacob Landis and Margaret his wife of Mill Creek, Williams Co., 

"John G. Deininger and Susanna his wife of Cheektowaga. 


"John Landis and Mary M. his wife. 

"Benjamin Shuman and Xancv his wife, of Lewiston, Niagara Co., 
N. Y. 

"Samuel I-"ish and Catharine his wife, of Cheektowaga. 

"The conveyances made as outlined above were all made prior to 
1860. From that date we do not find these names on the indexes until 
1896, when in Liber 794, at page 34. there is recorded a deed made by 
David Shuman. who<e address is given as Huron, Wayne Co., Mich. 
[now Huron, Huron Co., Mich. (?'i — Editor], and who is described 
therein as the son of George Shuman and grandson of John Landis, 
both late of Erie county. New York. This deed runs to George Walter, 
of Chemung, 111. 

"Upon this examination of the records. I arrived at the conclusion 
that there was als(.i another George Shuman, who came to Erie county 
and located in the Town of Clarence, or Newstead, about 1812, and that 
the Henry Shuman mentioned in my earlier letter was a relative of this 
other George, and not of your George Shuman. None of the names 
other than that of George, and later, in the 60's, that of David, ap- 
peared to be the same as those I have been referring to herein." 

First Indenture, Made June 21, 1824. 
One Hundred and One Acres. 

This Indenture made this twenty-first day of June, in the year of 
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four between Wil- 
hem Willink, Jan Willink. Wilhem Willink the younger, and Jan Wil- 
link the younger, all of the city of Amsterdam, in the kingdom of the 
United Netherlands, by Jacob S. Otto, their attorney of the first part, 
and George Shuman of the county of Erie and state of New York, of 
the second part, 

Witnesseth, that the said party of the first part, for and in con- 
sideration of the sum of four hundred and twenty-five dollars to them 
in hand paid by the said party hereto of the second part have granted 
unto the said party of the second part, and to his heirs forever, all 
that certain tract of land situate in the state of New York, being 
part or parcel of a certain township, which on a map or survey of 
divers tracts or townships of land of the said party of the first part, 
made for the proprietors by Joseph Ellicott, surveyor, is distinguished 
by township number eleven in the seventh range of said townships, 
and which on a certain other map or survey is distinguished by the 
west part of lot number seventy-seven in said township. 



Bounded south by 
Lot number se\eii- 
ty-f o u r, fourteen 
chains t\venty-ti\e 
links, west by Lot 
number seventy- 
eight, seventy-fiiur 
chains. Xortheriy l)y 
the Eleven .Mile 
Creek, and east l)y a 
line parallel tn the 
west bounds of said 
Lot number se\'enty- 
^even, seventy-i^ne 
chains t^'enty - .hve 

Containin£T o n e 
bunrlred and nne 
acres, according;: to 
the plan laid down 
in the margin here- 

To have and to 
hold . . . with 
the appurtenance-, 
unto the said part}' 
of the second part 
his heirs and assign^ 
to his and their only 
proper use .... 
And the said party of the first part do hereby covenant that they 
shall and will warrant and by these presents forever defend. 

In witness whereof, the party of the first part have hereunto] set 
their hands and seals the day and year first above written. 
Sealed and delivered in the presence of Ebenezer Mix. 

Wilhem Willink, L. S. 

Jan Willink, L. S. 

Wilhem Willink the younger. L. S. 

. . Jan Willink the younger, L. S. 

By their attorney, 

Jacob S. Otto. 


Genesee County, ss. 

On this twenty-first of June, in the year of our Lord one thou- 
sand eight hundred and twenty-four, personally appeared before me 
Oliver G. Adams, a commissioner for taking the acknowledgments 
of deeds, etc., for the County of Genesee, the above mentioned Jacob 
S. Otto, to me personally known to be the same person described in 
and who executed the above instrument of writing, who acknowledged 
that he executed the same as the act and deed of the above mentioned 
party of the first part, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned. 
and I finding therein no material interlineations or erasures do allow 
the same to be recorded. Oliver G. Adams. 

Recorded, examined and compared with the original on the 6th 
day of June, A. D. 18.31, at 8 o'clock A. M. Elijah Leech. Clerk. 

Second Indenture, Oct. 23, 1830. 
One Hundred and One Acres. 

This Indenture made this twenty-third day of October, in the year 
of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty, between W'ilhem 
Willink, Junior, Jacob W'illink, Abraham Bierens, Arnaud David \\"il- 
link \'an Bennebonk. Wilhem Willink. Junior son. Jacob 
Van Lennep, Pieter's son. Daniel Willink, Wilhem's son, all of the 
city of Amsterdam, in the kingdom of the Netherlands, and Jan 
Pieter Adolph \'an Wickervoort Crommelin, of the city of Haerlem, 
in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, by Daniel E. Evans, their attor- 
ney of the first part, and George Shuman of the county of Erie, and 
state of New York, of the second part, 

Witnesseth, that the said party of the first part, for ^nd in con- 
sideration of the sum of two hundred thirteen dollars and fifty cents 
. . . . have granted unto the said party of the second part 
.... all that certain tract of land situate in the county of Erie. 
in the state of New York, being part or parcel of a certain township 
which on a map or survey of divers tracts or townships of land. 
.... is distinguished by township number eleven in the seventh 
range of such townships, and which on a certain other map or survey, 
is distinguished by the east part of Lot number seventy-seven in s.iid 





. P.i 11 


I ea^ 

t I)y 









ins. s 










■> an 

d sevL 


five 1 





s 1 


con\eyefi b_\- deed to the said 
part}- of the second jiart 
se\-enty-one chains and 
t\venty-fi\c links, and nnrth 
and easterl}- by the Elexen 
Mile Creek. Containing; 
one hundred and one acres ■ 
according- to the plan lair 
down in the marj^in hereof 

In witness whereof the 
party of the first part have 
hereunto set their hands anci 
seals the day and year first 
above written. 

Sealed and delixered in the 
presence of L .\. Blossom. 

Wilhem Willink, Jr.. 

Jacob Willink. 

Abraham Beirens, 

Arnaud David Willink \"an Bennebook. 

Wilhem Willink, Junior, son, 

Jacob Abraham Van Lennep. Pieter's son, 

Daniel Willink, Wilhem's son. 

Jan Pieter Adolph Van Wickervoort Crommelin, 

By their attorney, 

David E. Evans. 
Erie County, ss. 

I, Hezekiah A. Salisbury, a commissioner of deeds for said county, 
do certify that on this third day of November, in the year of our Lord, 
one thousand eight hundred and thirty, personally appeared before me 
Ira A. Blossom, of Buffalo, to me well known, who on oath says that 
he is subscribing witness to the above deed, and that he the above 
mentioned David E. Evans, to him personally known to be the same 
person described in and who executed the above instrument of writing. 

















? [ 


acknowledged before him that he executed the same as the act and 
deed of the above mentioned party of the first part, for the use and 
purposes therein mentioned, which to me is satisfactory evidence of 
the fact, anil I. finding therein no material interlineations or erasures, 
do allow the same to be recorded. H. A. Salisbury. 

Recorded, examined and compared with the original on the thirty- 
first day of December, 1830, at 11 o'clock .A. M. 

Elijah Leech, Clerk. 

GEORGE SHUMAN'S widow, Susanna, visited Manor township. 
Lancaster Co.. Pa., with her two sons some time about 1834, after the 
death of GEORGE. One son, according to my brother Henry's im- 
pression, was about nineteen ; while brother Frederick describes one 
boy as about sixteen, and the other as about ten. Flenry saw but one. 
Frederick saw both boys with their mother, who, he says, wore a 
white cap. after tb.e manner of the Tunker women. Frederick says 
that our brother, Jacob G. Shuman. and his cousin. George Brady, 
once visited their uncle, GEORGE SHUMAN, in New York state, and 
were very favorably impressed with his thrift and wealth. As cousin 
George Brady died in 1S31, their \-isit to their uncle must have been 
at a period prior to that year, perhaps in '"29 or '30. 

I regret that I cannot discover the whereabouts of either Benja- 
min or David, or whether they left any children. It was through my 
correspondence with the clerk of Erie county, at ButTalo, X. Y.. that 
I learned the names of Benjamin and David; also, that their mother's 
name was Susanna, and that she was a daughter of John Landis. 

This Landis family must have belonged to Lancaster Co., Pa., 
whence they migrated to Erie Co., N. Y., at an early day. And may 
we not here inject a little romance by conjecturing that John Landis 
moved to Erie Co., X. Y.. about 1812. or '14, and that his daughter 
Susanna was the magnet that drew GEORGE SHUMAN, then about 
twenty-four, to accompany, or follow, the family to Erie county? In 
the absence of all information, let us at least assent to this very prob- 
able means that led the young man to leave his native state. 


A Synopsis of Other Shumans 

The Columbia County Shumans. 
Rudolph had two sons : 

I. Jacob. 1771-1S4S. II. John, 1773-1S13. 

I. Jacob, 1771-1S4S, had ten children: 

1. Rudolph, 1S06-1SS0. ^ 6. Samuel, 1S16. 

2. George, 1806-1883. ] '""'7. Daniel, 1S19-1864. 

3. Catharine. 1S09-1S62. 8. Jacob L.. 1820-1889. 

4. John, 1813-1883. 9. Emeline, 1822. 

5. Isaiah, 1814-1861. 10. Elizabeth, m. to John Breisch 

1. Rudolph, 1806. son, had Frank, Catharine, John .\., Susan 
Sarah, Hannah and Jane. 

2. George, 1806, m. first. Macame (d. 1850) ; m. second, Mar\ 
Ann John (d. lS92'i , eight children by 1st wife, six by second: \\'m. 
Elizabeth, Samuel, John A., James L., Susanna C, Mary Margaret 
Sally Ann, Geo. H , Dr. Jacob Lloyd, Elmira Ellen, Ada Amelia 
Harriet M., Fanny Alice, m. to Dr. Wintersteen, Numidia. Pa. 

3. Catharine, m. to John Hartman ; 11 children. 

4. John, m. first, Mary Hess; m. second, Catharine Schmick. 
Had William and Milton by 1st wife, and Frank Peter by second. 
Frank Peter m. Phoebe Mellon, and had Bertha C. Florence B., John 
B., W'm. G, Frank L. and Martha. John B. is lieutenant 10th Infan- 
try, U. S. A. His sister. Florence B., is a dear friend to the com- 
piler. She resides in La Crosse, W is., with her mother. 

5. Isaiah, m. Mary Ann Miller, and had Abraham K., Erastus 
(Ft. Wayne. Ind.), John W. and Lloyd. 

6. Samuel, m. Anna Kiefer, and had 5 children. 

7. Daniel had Elias. Miles and Silas. 

8. Jacob L., m, Rebecca Miller, and had Jerome M.. Man,- E., 
Emma J.. Arthur M. and Clara Minette; res.. Catawissa, Pa. 

9. Emeline, m. to Samuel M. Miller: 8 children. 

10. Elizabeth, m. to John Breisch ; 4 children. Res.. Schuylkill 
Co.. Pa. 

II. John, 1773-1813: 

1. Elizabeth. 1799-1870. 5. Catharine. lsOS-1828. 

2. Jacob, 1801-1874. 6. Mary, 1S12-184.5. 

3. John, 1803-1873. 7. Solomon. 1813-1886. 

4. Christian. Is0.")-ls,s.-). g. Margaret. 1816-19n2. 
Elizabeth was m. to Jacob Parr; Jacob m. Annie Tre.xler Foulkc : 

I'lhn m. Marv Hoatz ; Christian m. Elizabeth Henrlershntt ; .Marv, ni. 


to Thomas Knoor: Solomon m. Hannah Miller; Margaret, m. to 
Michael Mensch. All hati large families. The Rudolph Family is a 
numerous one. 

The Waldoboro Shumans, Waldoboro, Maine. 
Philip Shumaii. 1 74.')- 1787, m. a Miss We>t, who was also from 
Germany, and wlm was working in Boston to pay tor her transporta- 

I. George, m. Jane Hoak ; 7 children. 
II. John. m. Charlotte Catharine Kaler; 11 children. 

III. Jacob, m. Mary Magdalene Dolham : 9 children. 

IV. Polly, m. to Christian Xewbert. 
V. Susan, m. to Mr. Orff. 

VI. Annie, m. to George Light. 
VII. Harriet (remained single i. 

I. George had William, m. Miss Watts; Elbridge, m. to Susan 
Deering: Nancy, m. tn David Kennedy; Mary, m. to George .\chorn ; 
Adaline, m. to Alden Meserve: Betsey, m. to Saml. Meserve; Harriet. 
m. to Elijah Guptil. 

II. John had Wm.. 1S06-1897. Lagrange. Me.: Caroline. ISOS ; 
Clarisa; John M., Belfast, Me.; Katharine, lSl-1. 

John Bernard Shuman, brother of Philip. They came over to- 
gether. John Bernard had two sons, Philip (176S) and Charles. 

Philip (176S1 m. Katy Ludwig (1770), dau. of Joseph H. Ludwig 
and Elizabeth Kaler. Nine children: 

1. Joseph, 1793. 5. Mary. 1S05. 

2. Adam, 1796. 6. Dorothy, 1808. 

3. Benjamin, 1798. 7. Katherine. 1812. 

4. Moses, 1803. 8. Sarah. 1816. 

9. Jacob L., 1818. 
Joseph m. Cyrene Keen and had eight children : Allison K., Sarah. 
Newell A., Olive Jane. Martha Ann, Hulda Maria, Ruth Ann and 
Ira Day. Allison K., the first of these, m. Mary Elizabeth Pinkhani. 
Newell A. m. Georgiana Lockery and had Walter A. Sarah Shuman. 
the second one of the list, m. Wm. B. Ludwig. It was Sarah thit 
g-ave me all mv data for the Waldoboro Shumans. 

A Family from Hagerstown, Md. — Ancestors from Bavaria, Germany. 
They reside in and about Uniontown and Brownsville. we>terii 


George and his brc:>tlier. Dr. Samuel ^humaii. came from Hagcrs- 
town, Md., and settled in Brownsville, where Dr. Samuel practiced 
medicine. George carried on his trade of coppersmith and tinner. 

George m. tirst. a Miss Xutt. who tlied in ah>jut two years, no 
children: m. Huldah F.owman. whuse father also came 
Hagerstown ; six or eight children : all but four died in infancy. The 
four who grew up were: 

1. Thomas Shuman. m. Jean R. Searight. of Fayette county. 

2. Samuel Shuman. m. Sophia Poules. and lived near Cincin- 

3. Susan Shuman. m. to Francis Dutton. 

4. Sarah Shuman. m. to J. Smith Johnson. 

Thomas Shuman m. Jean Ramsey Searight. His grandparents 
came from Germany and settled in Maryland. 

Thomas was a steamboat captam for many years on steamers 
plying between Pittsburgh. St. Louis and Xew Orleans. During the 
Civil War at one time his boat was pressed intci service to carry sol- 
diers, guns, etc., up the Yazoo Pass. He died Feb. 11, 1S7S. His 
widow resides in Uniontown. Pa. Her sons, George B. and Thomas 
Shuman, are engaged in insurance with her brother, James A. Sea- 
right, of Bowmans\ille. I'a.. who has compiled "A Record of the Sea- 
right Family,"' a copy 'jf which he \-ery kindly sent me. 

The Berks County Family. 
John Shuman, wife, Susanna Leiby. Children: 

1. John Jacob. 1SI.)7-1S73. 6. Sarah. 1S14-1SS9. 

2. Magdalena, 1S09. 7. Catharine, 1S16-1S59. 

3. John George, ISIO-ISSS. 8. Isaac, 1S18-1S93. 

4. Maria, 1S11-1S94. 9. Lydia, 1820-1877. 

5. Daniel, 1813-1875. 10. Samuel. 1822-1890. 

11. Judith, 1824-1^52. 
1. John Jacob, 1807. m. Elizabeth Meitzler: m. 2, Susan Long 
. children by Elizabeth, four by Susan: 

(1) Helena, m. Hallman. 

(2) William, 1^29-1^30. 

(3) Elizabeth. 18:51. m. to \\'isner. 

(4) Mary, 183:3-1^84. 

(5) Reuben, 1834-1891. 

(6) Catharine, lb35. m. Becker. 

(7) Sarah, 1839, m. Reed. 

(8) James Wilkinson Shuman. 1^41, Phil. Isl. 

(9) Peter, killed m Civil War. 


(10) Susan, 1847, m. to DeHaven, Phila. 

(11) Amanda lunily, 1851, m. to Zellner, Allentown. 

(12) Lovina. 1854, m. to Mover, Allentown. 

(13) Fayenna, 1855. d. young. 

(14) Jacob L., 1857-1908. Aircntown, Pa. 

3. John George. 1810-1888. m. Cath. Steigerwald : Sabina. 
Charles. Angelina, Anna Maria, James Monroe, Sarah Ann, Catharine 
Ann. Hanna Amanda, Henry Augustus, Dr. John Clinton, of Akron, O 

The last of these. Dr. John C. Shuman. of Akron. O.. has gi'en 
much assistance and encouragement to the compiler in the course of 
his researches. 

A Franklin County Family — Thought to Have Come from Switzerland. 
Philip Shuman. blacksmith. li\eil in Letterkenny township, Frank- 

lin county. Pa. Had two bn 



1 and Henry. He 

dren : 

I. Philip, b. about 



Catharine, 1795. 

II. Benjamin, 1789. 


Daniel, 1798. 

III. Harman, 1791. 


Simon, 1802. 

I. Philip, the son, mo 

ved to 


), then to 111. 

II. Benjamin, weaver, 

m. Mary \\ 

.'allace, and had: 

1. Margaret Ann, 1823, 



2. Eliza. 



3. Catharine. 7. Simon. 

4. Mary. 8. Josiah. 

Simon d. in Andersonville Prison. Josiah, 1837, was a public 
school teacher for o\-er forty years in Franklin county, at Stateline. 
where he lives. 

III. Harmon. 1791-1875. m. Miss Gloss and had ten children : 
Adam, John, Catharine, Samuel, Jacob. Barbara Ann, Philip G. 

Philip G., 1840, m. Susan Sleichter, and had eight sons and two 
daughters: Elmer B.. John A., Elizabeth. W'm. Henry. Geo. Harmon, 
Abraham S., David G.. Samuel D., Ida May. Eber Clarence. David G. 
and Samuel D. are in Seattle. Wash., with Electric Company. 

V'l. Simon, 1802-1879. shoemaker: moved about 1847 to Seneca 
Co., O,; m. 1827. Mary Beck (b. 1808; d. 1889). Fourteen children: 

'William, 1839. 
^Thomas G.. 1841. 
'David. 1843. 
'Elias, 1845. 
'Daniel. 1845. 
Philip R., 1848. 
Marv Ann Elizabeth. 1850 


George. 1828. 



Jacob. 1830. 



Felix, d. young. 



Susan, d. young. 



Simeon, 1835. 



•John, 1836. 



Henry, 1838. 



The six marked with stars were soldiers in the Civil War. All 
returned from the \\'ar. All lived in Ohio., \\'illiam and Th..nias 
were in Co. K. 101 O. \'. I., and David, Elias and Daniel in Co. K. 
164 O. \'. I. David and Elias re-enlisted in Co. C, ISO O. \'. I. Daniel 
was twin brother of Elias. who was the first of these six soldier broth- 
ers that died (1006 i. .\t the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lin- 
coln, held in \\'aterloo. Ind., the exercises were in charc^e of fohn 
Shuman. commander oi Prjst .52, G. .\. R.. who was highly com- 
mended for his part in the interesting program of exercises. He re- 
sides in Waterloo. Ind. 

Rev. Albert C. Slumian. 1S6S. is a son of Thomas G., Xo. of 
this family. He m., ''XA. Minta M. Miller, and has two sons and two 
daughters: Aleta E.. 1894; Albert M.. 1896; Anna M.. 1S9S : Clayton. 
1906. Rev. Albert C. and Minta M. Shuman are both grads. of Heidel- 
burg College, Tiffin, O.. where they reside. 

The Conrad Shuman Family. 
Conrad Shuman came to this country during the Revolutionary 
War with a brother ; some say this brother's name was George, and 
others, that it was John. Conrad's wife was Katherina Engelfin. Their 
children : 

1. Barbara, b. in Germany. 1761. 

2. George. 

3. Henrv'. 

4. Wilhelm. 

5. John. 

6. Jacob. 

7. (One or two others.) 

1. Barbara Shuman was b. in 1761 in Germany. She died, 1S46. 
at Mt. Pleasant, Jefferson Co., O. Her first husband, Beyers, was 
killed by a horse ; he left two daughters. Her eight children to Joel 
Brown were all born at Winchester. \'a. : 

(1) Betsy Beyers, m. to Ilieronymus. 

(2) Katherine Beyers, m. to Spencer. 

(3) Joel Brown, d. at Mt. Pleasant, O. 

(4) Warner Brown, d. in Steubenville, O. 

(5) Daniel Brown, d. at Mt. Pleasant, O. 

(6) Lydia Brown, m. to James Harry; eight chil. 

(7) Miriam Bn.wn. m. to John Hogg; eleven chil. 

(8) Hannah Bmwn. m. to Samuel Car. others; three chil. 

(9) Rachel Brown, m. to Xoble \'. Can.thers. 
(10) Cassie Brr.wn. m. to William Kerlin ; two chil. 


3. Henry Sluiman, b. in Berks county, was the first of Conrad's 
children born in this country ; two older ones were born in Germany. 
Henry m. Elizabeth Ernen. He nK.ived from Berks county to Union 
Co., Pa., and from thence to Wyandot county. (Jhio. where he is bur- 
ied. He had seven children: 

(1) Jonas. 

(2) Frederick. 

(3) Sarah, ni, to Putnam. 

(4) Lucy, m. to Patterson. 

(5) William. 

(6) Anna. m. to \\'yant. 

(7) Jacob. 

(1) Jonas, son of Henry, m. first. Polly Panning, and had a dan. 
who lived with his grandmother; after the grandmother's death she 
was m. to Edward Sutphen. and had a dan. 

Jonas m. second, Rebecca Grindle, and had four daughters. 
He m. third, Louisa Moyer. and had a son and a dau. 

(2) Frederick, the second son of Henry, m. Anna May Stahl. 
and had nine children: 

i. Sylvester, has a son James Shuman, living at Garretts- 

ville, O. 
ii. Ellen, m. to Hoff. 
iii. Emma. m. to Hile. 
iv. Catharine, m. to Powell. 
V. Angle, m. to Smith. 
vi. Susan, m. ti> Larmonth. 
vii. Frank. 
viii. George Henry. 
ix. Joseph (dead). 
Thev live in the vicinitv of Carev, Wvandot Co., O. 

Frederick County, Maryland, Shumans — Changed the Name to Suman. 
Peter Shuman. 1727-17SI ; wife. Eleanor. Eleven children: 

1. Albert Shuman, m. Mary Lantz. 

2. Aaron Shuman (1759). m. Catharine Coblentz. 

3. Jacob. 1766, m. Mary Templing, Dayton. O. 

4. Peter, m. Ann Templing, Dayton, O. 

5. John, m. Margaret Snyder. 

6. William, m. Ut, a Philadelphia lady; m. 2d, Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Kemp. 

7. Garrett, m. Ann Buzzard. 

8. Isaac, m. Catharine Groft, Davton. O. 



9. Catolina, 1761. ni. tu Hubert McLin, of Washington Co.. 

10. Eleanor. 1772. ni. to Samuel Buzzard. 

11. Ann, or Janett, m. to Joseph Eckard. 

Albert Sluiman. Children : Albert H. Suman. 1S19 ; Lydia Sunian, 
1821; Maria Suman, 1823; Eleanor Suman, 1S26 ; John Suman. 1628; 
Isaac C. B. Suman, 1831; Mary Elizabeth Suman, 1833 

Jacob had John Suman, 171)0; Sarah Suman. 1793; Elizabeth, 
1794; Eleanor, 1798; Samuel. 1801; Isaac, 1806. 

An Ohio Family. 

James had a brother J>.ihn. 

James, -who lived in Guernsey county, it is thought came from 
Penna. He d. about 1816. He had a brother. Three children : 
Margaret, Henry and Jacob. Jacob had a son. Kirby. of Bawling 
Green, O. Nothing is known about Margaret. 

II. Henry Shuman. b. March 20. 1814; d. Dec. 22. 1880: m. Sarah 
Kirkpatrick in 1836. and had: 

(1) Samuel, 1837; (2) Sarah M.. 1839; (3) Jacob T.. 1841; (4) 
Henry Cephas, 1843, a gardener; broken-down soldier of the Civil 
War; res., Hutchinson. Kan.: (5) .\lonzo J., 184.i ; d. 1869: (61 Eliza- 
beth, 1849; (7) Susanna C. 1850; d. ; (8) Lavinia, 18-52, m. to John W 
Taylor, who was a soldier; merchant; (9i Rebecca A., 1854; (10) 
W'm. D.. 1855. Hutchinson. Kan., farmer: (11) Siilney S., 1857, ot 
League, W. \'a.. farmer: (12) Randolph P... 1859; d. 1897: James A., 
1862, South r)li\e. O.. farmer; had a sen. Lawrence, whose mother 
died when he was a babe : and his grandparents, Jacob T. and Clo- 
tilda, reared him. 

. Of these 14 children, the third. Jacob T.. was b. June 23. 1841; 
m. Clotilda Belle, Dec. 27. 1866; lived at Claytona. O. 

Frank O. Shuman. his son. 1867 ; d. 1904 ; m. Ada Fey, and resided 
at Pontiac. 111., and had Kate F"ey Shuman. b. 1897: Stanley. 1900. and 
Georgina Elston. b. 1904. His wid.)w resides at Marietta. O. 

Chester County Shumans. 
Jacob, m. Barbara Brower. 

Lewis, m. Annie Lauver. 

rriJioL; -J3,•^?';0 


Lewis Sliunian. 177o-l'<46. ni. Annie Lauver. 1TSO-1S46. and had 

1. Joshua. L^02. 

2. John, m. ^L'lggie Hecknian, both horn in Juniata county. Pa. 

Si;in. Wm. ^L Shuman. of Gillett, Ark. 

3. Rebecca, m. to Isaac Guss. 

4. Mary .\nn, 181L m. to George Guss. 

5. Abigail, m. to Dewalt. 

6. Ruth, m. to Aughey. 

7. Katherine. 

8. Elizabeth. 

1. Joshua, b. Aug. 10. 1S02; d. March S. 1S48 ; wife, EUzabeth 
Partner. Children : 

(1) Samuel, of Elpaso. 111., son Henry. 

(2) John, whose son is Byron L.. lawyer, of Rugby. X. D.. 
who has a son. Geo. .Arnold Shuman. student of West 

(3) David, whose son is Rev. Milton G.. of Red Wing. Minn. 

(4) Katherinef single). 

(5) Mary Ruth. m. to Wm. Guss. 

(6) Annie Ewing. of Hartington. Xeb. 

Jacob, a brother of Lewis, m. Barbara Brower. Both were of 
Chester county. Si.x children : 




Abraham B.. m. Mary E. Rittenhouse. 

Samuel, m. Mary A. Shaw. 

Joseph, m. Elizabeth Dietz. and moved to Ohio. 
Abraham B. m. Mary Elizabeth Rittenhouse. Si.x children; 

David R.. Sarah. Helen M.. Emily A.. Mary R.. Charles F. 

None of them ever married. 

An Adams County Family. 

John, or George, Shuman. His father came from Germany. J"h:. 
(or George) had two sons, Jacob and Henry. 

Henry Shuman, 1778-1831, m. Mary Hizer. They had six cliil- 
dren: Jonas, 1805-1856; John (d. 1831) ; Isaac; Alexander i had a m ". 
Andrew) ; Betsey; Xaomi. They were all born and reared in .\dam- 
Co., Pa. 

Jonas m. Hannah Bender, who was born and reared in Cuni''i^T- 
land county. They had J^.lin. Elizabeth and Mary Jane. Tlicy ni-.'! 

'.■-r ". .• {i-iO: 


to Lexington. ().. and there were born four more: Harbara. \S'-V.). liv- 

!ing in Akrun, Ind. ; David (d. in cliildhoodi; Margaret, m. to \Vm. 
Valentine, living in Claypool, Ind.; Catharine. 1843. m. to Joseph 
Watson. They moved from Lexington. O.. to Akron. Ind., in 1845, 
I where were born their last three children: Alexander. Nancy Belle. 

I 1S4S, m. to David McColley ; res.. Cumberland Co.. 111. Now in Trilla, 

I Coles Co., Ill, Antlrew J.. 1853; res.. Akron. Ind.; m. Anna Barrett, 

!and has: Worth}-. 1875. teacher; m. Eleanor Janty ; live in Akron, 
Ind. Josie Lee. m. to John Hundeen ; Ray G. ; Charles C. 1883; 
m Vera Love; William D., 1886; grad. college at Terre Haute, Ind. 

A York County Family. 

Adam Shuman. wea\er. Soldier in Revtjlutionary War. Lived 
in York county. His son, John, ni. a Miss Cladfelter and had a son, 
John, 1808-1889. m. to Mis> Eulchomer. and had Care .line, m. to Rager; 
Mary, m. to Eckels; Daniel, b. 1841; William; Adam; Henry (killed 
in Civil War). Diana, m. to Jones; Rachel, m. to Wagner. 

Daniel, b. 1841; soldier in Civil War; m. Dillie DeArmin. 1863, 
and had (1) Huldah, 1885; (2) Emma, 1887; (3) Albert, ISSS; (4) 
Celesta, 1890; (5) Urania, 1S92 ; (6) Warden, 1894; (7) Velma, 1897; 
(8) Orpha, '99, d., and (9) Hilda, 1902-1907. Urania, the sixth one 
of this list, is my informant. Her P. O. address is \'inco. Cambria 
Co., Pa. 

A Philadelphia Family. 
George Shuman, 1786; wife, Elizabeth; 

1. Edward, 1828. 5. Joseph. 

2. George. 6. Mary. 

3. Charles. 7. Amanda. 

4. William. 8. Catharine. 

Edward, the first of these, m. Christiana ( b. 1831), and had 

(1) Isaac, 1848. (6) Amanda, 1861. 

(2) Margaret Elizabeth, (7) William K., 1863. 
1852. (8) Charles Henry, 1866. 

(3) Kecina Patton, 1857. (9) Lewis, 1871. 

(4) and (5) Edward and (10) Joseph, 1S75. 

George, twins, 1859. Ql) Lillie May, 1878. 

cfcH i;.:-!,ji'5t,j.,J;ii'-I 

.]_ .Sir 


A Bucks County Family. 
■ Two brothers and a sifter. Samuel. Jn-cph and Elizabeth : 

I. Samuel Shuhian, 1S26: m. I'.lizabeth Shellenberger : m. March 
19, 1853, and had 

1. William Henry, b. 1S54, m. Katie Koder. 
• 2. Emma. b. 1S.")6. m. to Titus R. Trauch. 

3. Newton. ISoS. m. Emma Erantz. 

4. Mary lane, L^6(i. m. to \\"m. Henry Lewis. 

5. John Harvey. L^63. m. Alice Campbell. 

1.' \Vm. Henry, b. l.'^'>4. m. Katie Koder. and had 

Oscar, Minnie, Erwin. Clarence. Montfort, Harvey. Bryan and 
3. Newton. 1S.j8. m. Emma Erantz, and had one child: Florence 

John Harvey, 1S63. m. Alice Campbell, and had Raymond Wilbert 

n Joseph Shuman. b. Eeb. 4. 1S40. at Tinicum. F.ucks Co.. Pa.; 
undertaker, Bucksvdle. Bucks Co.. Pa.; m. Helena Haney. and had 
1. Reuben T.. b. 1865. at Nockamixon. Bucks Co.. Pa.; m Isa- 
bella Beam, and has 

May Helena, b. May 1. 1894. 
' Anselm. 1867. at Nockamixon; m. Julia Kane, d.; m. 2d, 
Emma Ha^gertv, and had two by first and two by second; 
: Olive. 1888;' Winfield. 1891; Blanche, 1899; \ irgm.a. 


3. Ella, 1872. m. Harry Kane, and had 

Viola, 1892; Edith; Joseph, 1894. d. inf. 

4. F:rwin. 1875, unmarried ; carpenter. 

5. Annie, 1878, m. to David Dillen. and had 

Regina Dillen. b. 1901. 

A New York Family. 
Henrv Shuman. ,.f Batav.a. N. Y.. a soldier ^^ ^' "^^[f '^"^ 
from Germany. He had sons; Wm.. of Sebewa. ; Abrahan. 
Cornelius J.. 566 Gage St.. Akron, O. 
Cornelius has sons : 

Herbert A., 562 Gage St.. Akron, O. 
John H., 418 May St., Akron. O. 
Abraham had Asa Shuman. Kent. O. 
dau., Mabel E. Shuman. Akron. O. 


Henry Shunian. Kent. O. 
Albert Shuman. Brimtield. O. 

son. Harry A.. 49S Brown St.. Akron. O.. who has children. 

Another New York Family. 

John Schuman had a brother and two sisters. Betsey and Cath- 

John had a son. Levi, who m. first. Isabel .Montgomery, and had 
John, Enieline. Jackson. .Martlia and Levi. He m. second. Sarah 
Morgan, and had (leorge Charles and Frank. 

The second Levi had a son. Rev. .\. L. Schuman, pastor of Spen- 
cer .M. E. Church, in Hornellsville. X. Y. 

A Cleveland, O., Family. 
Frederick Shuman. m. Strum. Came from Mecklenburg-Schwerin, 
Germany, in 187:2: Ined in Cleveland. O. ; is dead. Children: 
Maria, died in Germany. 
Lena, died in America. 
William, ClevLdand. O. 

Mrs. Fredericka (Shuman^ Ormiston, Federal St., CIe\eland, O 
Mrs. W'ilhelmina (Shuman) Heller. W'adsworth. O. 
Mrs. Annie ( Shiunan i Morrow. 
John Shuman. Xo. 2. W'airfield St.. Cleveland. O. 

Louisville, Ky., Shumans. 
John Xicholas Shuman. one of the earliest inhabitants of Louis- 
ville, nearly a century ago. He came from \'a. to Louisville. 
His son, John Xicholas. of Louisville. 

His son, C. X. Shuman. Battle Creek. Mich. 

From the Garr Genealogy. 
Oliver Shuman. Dayton. ( ) . m. Jemima Frances Tanner, dau. of 
\Vm. C. Tanner and Tabitha .V. Rouse. Three children : 
Lula Frances Shuman, b. Aug. 4. 1876. 
Orville Shuman. 1). .\pril 10. 1880. 
Waller Shuman. b. Sept. -i. 1882. 


Ancestry Unknown. 

Walter Shumaii, ticket agent for some time in Evanston, 111., in 
Chicago and Northwestern R. R. Co. Has a brother, Chancellor, in 
Chicago. Walter was transferred to the Chicago General Station, 
where he probably is now. 

His parents were Lee Shuman and wife, who was a Carroll. They 
came from the neighborhood of Ouincy, 111. Walter can tell noth- 
ing about his parents. 



Shuman. Abraham D 7-B ^ 

Abraham \V. . . . 56 

Ada 39- Ah 

ADAM 26 

Adam 26 

Adam 5 

Adam 5 

Adam 27 

Adda Luella.... 14-Da 

Adeline 5-C 

Alacinda 4-Aa 

Albert 53-C 

Albert Morris. . . 39-A 
Albert Myers... 41-E 

Albert S 53-C 

Albert U .39-Ah 

Aldus Herr 41-A 

Alex. Fremont... 51-C 

Alice 41-A 

Alice D 7-B 

Alice J 20-Ab 

Alvin Hertzler. . . 5-B 

Amos 4-A 

Amos B 41 

Amos D 7 

Amos Forrey. . . . 41-C 


Andrew 32 

Andrew 23 

"Gov." Andrew.. 55 
Andrew Jackson 31 
Andrew Jackson 32 

Anna 8-A 

Anna A 53 

Anna Albertha. . 57 

Anna Bessie 27-E 

Anna Catharine. 23-B 

Anna Cath 24 

Anna Dunlap... . 55-A 

Anna F 39-E 

Anna Forrey.... 41-C 

Anna Laura 4-A 

Anna Laura 4-Ac 

Anna Laura 56 

Anna Laura 14-D 

Anna Lee 41-E 

Anna Mary 41- B 


-\nna Mullin 14-C 

Anna Rebecca.. . 30 

Annie 25 

Annie Laurie . . . 14-D 

Ann Maria 39-B 

Arthur 20-Ea 

Arthur Beaver.. . 23-B 

Barbara 13 

Barbara 6 

Barbara Cornelia 2n-K 
Barbara Eliza- 
beth Melinda.. 31-D 

Benjamin 5 

Benjamin .j-C 

Benjamin C 65 

Benjamin F 57 

Benjamin Frank- 
lin 39-E 

Benjamin Frank- 
lin 39-Ao 

B. Franklin 39-A' 

Benjamin Miller. 5-A 
Bertha Eckman.. 41-E 
Bertram Arthur. 20-Fd 
Bessie Anderson. 14-D 

Bessie Irene 41-C 

Blair Sterrett... . 14-C 

Blanche 41-C 

Breneman Urban 39-C 
Buell Kent 18-Ca 

Calvin D 7-B 

Caroline 31 

Caroline 37 

Caroline Urban . . 39-F 
Caroline Victo- 

rine IS-B 

Carolyn May... . 2n-B 
Carrie Emma... . 30 
Carrie Lavina... 23-B 

Catharine 4-B 

Catharine 5 


(Katie 1 5-A 

Catharine 5-Cr 

Catharine 8-D 



Shuman, Catliarine 11 

Cath 12 

Catharine 16 

Catharine 21-A 

Catharine 27-B 

Catharine 28 

Catharine 36 

Catharine 40 

Catharine 50 

Catharine 51-B 

Catharine 53-6 

Catharine Alice. :!'.i-Ad 

Catharine E 30-B 

Catharine Forrey 41-C 
Catharine Mun- 

roe r)S-C 

Catharine Wilt. . 14-B 

Cecil Irene 4- Ac 

Charles Calvm.. 20-B 
Charles Emory. . 31-C 
Charles Frederick 54 
Charles Roswell. 23-B 
Charles Roswell. 14-C 
Charlotte Munroe 5S-C 
Christian Bach- 
man 8-A 

Christian Sener. . 41-C 
Christian Wissler 54 

Clara 18-A 

Clara 49-D 

Clara Emma 30 

Clara Viola 56 

Clarence Lee,. . . IS-Cb 
Clark Stebbins. . 20-Ea 

Claude 18-A 

Claude Buell.... 18-Ca 

Clement 4-Af 

Clifford 4-Af 

Clifton Harrv. . . 4- Ac 
Clinton Pollock. 20-Aa 

Cloanne 27-B 

Clyde Welldav.. 27-Ea 

CoraS 18-Ab 

Courtland La- 

velle 41-A 

Courtney 18-A 

Daniel 46 

Daniel S-C 

Daniel Edgar. . . 41-C 

Daniel Forrey... 41-C 

David 65 

^luinian. Da\iclson Lati- 
mer IS 

Dee Ferguson... 20-.Aa 

Dorothy" 14-C 

Dorothy Landis. 7-B 
Dorothy 8-Bb 

Edgar Johnson.. 14-D 
Edgar Thompson 14 

Edith 56-A 

Edwin 25 

Edwin Llewel- 
lyn 5S-A 

Ele'anor B 32 

Eli 27 

Eli Christian.... 39-A 

Eli Hertzler 5-B 

Elias 31 

Eliza Burwell. . . 47-C 

Elizabeth 5--\ 

Elizabeth 9 

Elizabeth 12 

Elizabeth (Bes- 
sie Anderson). 14-D 

Elizabeth 14-D 

Elizabeth 22 

Elizabeth 23 

Elizabeth 27-F 

Elizabeth 30 

Elizabeth 32 

Elizabeth i Bettv ) 34 

Elizabeth 41-C 


Elizabeth 46 

Elizabeth! Betty I 5S-B 

Amanda 41 

Elizabeth Ann. . 4-Ab 
Elizabeth Ann.. S 
Elizabeth Ann. . 21 
Elizabeth Caro- 
line 39- Ab 

Elizabeth Hertz- 
ler 5-B 

"Ella" 57 

Ella S-A 

Ella Mary 41-E 

Elma H 7-B 

Elma 4_1-C 

Elmer 5-A 

Elmer Washing- 
ton 32 



Shuman, Ebic 4-Af 

Elsie 31 

Elsie May 31-C 

Emeline 2T-B 

Emeline 52 

Emma 31-B 

Emma Frances.. 49-C 
. . Ephraim ^Vilson. 32 
Ernest Lichtv.. . 4-Ac 

Estella .'. . . IS-A 

Estella Bessie... 20-B 
Esther Mabel.. . 39-Ag 

Eugene 54 

Eugene Peyton. . 51 

Eugene Sue 54- .\ 

Eva C 39-C 

Evelyn Sophro- 
nia 20-B 

Fanny Elizabeth 17-C 

Fannv Mav 41-C 

Flora Belle 18-A 

Florence Ger- 
trude 47-.\a 

Forrest 39- Ah 

Frances 10 

Frances Bertha.. 39-.Ai 

Frances Christina IT-Ab 

Frances Evelyn. 20-F 

Franklin 5-C 

Franklin Harvev 39-.\g 

Frank Stewart.'. 23-B 

Frank ^^"eisz.. . . 14-E 


Frederick 52 

Frederick Rusher 20-E 

Gaylord Travis.. 20-E 
Geneva Martin . . 39-D 

George 1 

George (Bache- 
lor) 2 

George 7-B 

George 17 

George 20 

George 26 

George 27-B 

George 52 

George 53 


: ■ Maj. George A.. ll-A 

^liuman. (icnrge .\lbcrt 17-. \b.;: 
George Andrew.. 23-B 
George B. Mc- 

Clellan 32 

George Doerstler 5-A 
George Douglass 7-B 
George Duffield.. IS 
George Harry. . . 27-E 
George Irving. . . 30 

George Lee 20-B 

George M 54 

George Xorris.. . 47-A 
George Shaeffei . 31-C 
George Stewart. 23-Bc 
George Stroop.. . 14-C 
George Warren. 14-E 
George Wert.... 20-F 
George William 

14-E and 16-E 

George ^\■itman.. 47 
Gertrude Cathar- 
ine 47-B 

Gladys Anna Is-C 

Goldie May 4-Af 

Grace Ethel 58- E 

Hannah 20-C 

Harold K 7-B 

Harriet 27-B 

Harriet Eberly.. 41-D 

Harriet Mann'.. . 39- Ac 
Harriet Peyton 

Harrison 47 

Harrv 54 

Harry A 5-C 

Harrv Adam.... 17-C 

Harr'v Robert. . . 20-F 

Harrv Wert 20-F 

Harry Wilt 25 

Harry W ilt 25 

Harvey William. ."iti-C 

Hazel Marie 27-Ea 

Helen 53-C 

Helen Elizabeth. 7-B 

Helen Imngene. . 20-B 

Henrietta 27-B 

Henrietta 3 

Henrietta Eberly 41-D 
Henrietta Re- 
becca 39 


Henrv 26 




. 20- F 
. 5-B 

Henry B 


. 53 

Henry D 

. 7-B 

[ohn Adam 

. o-A 

Henry Mellinger. 41-C 

lohn .-Mya. . . 

. 27-E 

Henry Saint 

John Bachman. 

. S-C 



. 47 

John Edgar 


Henry Wilt.... 

. 25 

Thompson ... 

. 14-C 


Henry W itman. 

. 51 

John Emory.. . . 

. 41-C 

Herschel Mervin oi-A 

[ohn F"ranklin.. 

. 20-B 

Hilda .May 

. 53 

John K 

. 30-C 



. 41 

fohn Mahlon. . . 

. 17-C 

Hiram R 

. 5-C 

John Miller. ... 

. 18- A 

Hulda Elizabeth 20-Aa 

John Munroe. . . 

. 53 

John ("Pilot").. 

. 8 


Ida M 

. 30-C 

John Pfoutz 

. 17 

Ida May 

. 57 

John Rogers... . 

. 20-F 

Ida Rebecca. .. 


Fohn Rusher. . . 

. 20-B 

Irene Ortman. . 


John Rusher, 2. 


Isaac Forrey. . . 

. 41-C 

John Russell. .. 
John Theodore. 

. 54 
. 17-C 



. 27 

John William. . 




Dr. John \\'illiam 57-.A 



. 35 • 

John Witman... 

. 49 


. 46 

John Yerkes 


(yerk'ess) .. . 

. 54 
. 21 


Jacob Bond 



Jacob Breneman 




Jacob Breneman 


Joseph Millroy. 



Jacob Christian. 

39- E 

Julius Lewis. . . 


Jacob Douglass. 



Tacob Good 





Jacob Homer... 





Jacob Sener 


Katherine Eliza 

20-E a 


Jacob Stroop, 

Katherine Mun 







Jacob Stroop 





Jacob Urban 





Jean Elizabeth.. . 
Jennie L 


39- Aa 

Laura Lorene. . . 



Jennie W 


Laura Marie 





Layinia Peyton.. 



Jeremiah D 





Jesse Tay 


Leigh D 


Jesse Wyman. . . 






Lemuel Harris.. . 




Lemuel Sylvester 



John, "Col." 


Letha Bertha 





Leyi D 




Leyi Xorris 

5 7- A 



Leyi Sener 








Shuman. Lewis \\"avne... 30-D 

Lillian ...; 23-B 

Lillian 49-E 

Lindon Theodore 4-Ac 
Lloyd Rohrbach. 23-Bc 

Lorenzo D 52 

Louisa 21 

Louise Lee IS-Ca 

Lovina 23-A 

Luciiida 31 

Lucy Estelle 5S-D 

Luella Marga- 

retta 23-B 

Luke 49-B 

Mabel Eckman.. 41-E 

Mae 18-A 

Margaret 20- B 

Margaret 30 

Margaret 31 

Margaret 27-C 

Margaret 27-B 

Margaret 14-C 

Margaret Ann... 5-A 

Margaret Henry. 31-E 

Margaret Jane.. . 57-A 

Margaret Mann. 39-Ac 

Mariah 19 

Maria Clarissa.. . IS 

Marie Rohrer.. . . 41-C 

. Martha 49 

Martin Luther... 30-C 

Marv 14-D 

Mary 20-D 

Mary 25 

Mary 30-A 

Mary 33 

Marv 41-A 

Marv 53-A 

MARY 60 

Mary Alice 32-B 

Mary Alice 5 

Mary Ann 8 

Marv Ann 7-A 

Mar^Ann 24-A 

Mary Ann 49 

Mary Anne 27-D 

Mary Catharine.. 5-B 

Mary Catharine.. 30-C 

Mary Catharine.. 31 

Marv Dorothv . . . 25 

Mary E 41-C 

Mary Kli;:ahoth. . 14 
Mary Elzabeth.. 17-D 
Mary Elizabeth.. 25 
Mary Elizabeth.. 27-E 
Marj' Elizabeth.. 39 
Mary Elizabeth.. 41-A 

Mary Ellen 21-A 

Mary Katiierine.. 53 

Marv Miller 23-B 

Mary Miller 5-A 

Mary Olive 20-B 

Mary PrisciUa. . . 17C 
Mary Rebecca.. . .30-D 
Mary Staman.. . . 4S-B 
Mary Stroop. . . . 14-D 

Mary \' 17-Aa 

Matilda 21 

Maude Gladys.. . 4-At 
Maurice Gavlord. 20- Ea 

May '..... 4-Af 

May 18-A 

Mav Elizabeth.. . 39 

Mic'hael 2 

Michael 3 

Michael 18 

Michael 20- A 

Michael 27-B 

Michael 27-B 

Michael 53-C 

Michael Lehman. 53-L 
Michael Strebic,r.. 53 
Mildred Caroline. 18-Ca 
Mildred Evelvn.. 20-E 

Milton D 5-B 

Minerva Belle. . . 56-B 
Minerva Roxana. IS 

Minnie Alice 2o-R.^ 

Minnie C 31-B 

Miriam Cathar- 
ine 39-Atr 

Monroe Lichtv. . 4-Ac 

Murray 39-A 

Myra Gaines. . . . 4S-A 

Nathan Edwin.. . 25 
Nellie Carolvn... 20-F 
Nellie \'elora.... 4-.-\c 
Noah Forrey.... 41-C 
Octavia Virginia. IS 

Olive Violet 4-Af 

Omar Malcolm.. S-l'.a 
Oscar Wellington 27-E 



Paul :!0-l) 

Paul S-Bc 

Pauline Eliza- 
beth 17-C 

"Percy" L 51-A 

Perseus L 51-A 

Permelia 23 

Philander Furst.. 18 

Priscilla 14-A 

Priscilla Keturah 17-B 

Ralph Andrew.. . 56 
Ralph Erskine... 20-E 
Ralph Harvey. . . 56 
Ralph McLean.. 57-A 
Raphael Rov.... 5S-B 
Raymond \\.... 7-B 

Rebecca 31 

Rebecca Jane.. . . 30-C 

Rebekah 14-C 

Robert Burnham. 56-C 
Robert Harrv. . . 17-Ab 
Robert Hoch.... 17-Ab 
Robert Tames. 17-Ab. b 
Robert 'Morris.. . 39-Ah 
Roscoe Wavmer. 20-Aa 

RoseF -t9-F 

Rosella Albertine 

("Ella") 57 

. Roxana 1 < 

Roy Cummings.. 20-Aa 
Ruby Carroll. ... IS-Ca 

Samuel 20 

Samuel 26 

Samuel 27-B 

Samuel 31 

Samuel 31 

Samuel Reese. . . 30 

Sarah 3 

Sarah 15 

Sarah 20 

Sarah 26 

Sarah 26 

Sarah 27-A 

Sarah (Sallie..). li-C 

Sarah Ann 32 

Sarah Catherine. 17 
Sarah Catherine. 25 

Sarah Cath 30-C 

Sarah Catharine. 49 
Sarah Eugenia.. 14-D 
Sarah Maricm 14-C 

Seleucu.-. < LukeV 4n-B 

Sener A 41-A 

Septimus Tustin. 47-A 

Solomon 27 

Sophia (Sophie) . 49-A 
Stephen Arnold.. 57 

Susan Mary 20-F 

Susanna B 31-A 

Sylvanus Calvin. 27-E 
Sydney 23-B 

Theodore 5-A 

Theodore Beaver 17-C 
Theodore Reuben 14-E 
Theodore Rine- 

hart 17-C 

Timothy Baxter. 31-E 

Uriah 23-B 

Valentine Harri- 
son 47 

\"erdie Clarence. 4-Ac 

Walter Christian. 54 
Walter Clvde. . . 39-Ah 

Warren . .'. 23 

Warren Ward... 31-C 
Wavmer Ruhl.. . 20-Aa 

William A 20-(:; 

William Amos. . 4-A 
William Amos.. 4-Ac 
William Arma- 

gast. .14-E and 16-E 
William Colhozeh 5S 
William Cum- 
mings 20-Aa 

William Darling- 
ton Mullin 14-C 

William F 32 

William G 4-Ai 

William Good- 
man 17 

William Harris. . l^j 
William Henry. . 57 
William Law- 
rence 27-E 

William McKean 32 
William Michael. 20-Aa 
William Titus. .. 14-E 

Zeruah Agnes. . . 41-E 
Zorah i; 39-E 


Numbc:rs R=fcr to Sections 

Abbott, Mary Amanda 16-A 

Ida Louise 16-C 

Abel, Albertus 39-F 

Harris 39-F 

Nora 39-F 

Adams, James 27-A 

Tilden A 27-A 

Adamson, Mary \\'ilson. . . IS-Cb 

Addams, Abraham Stephen oO-Ae 

Agnes 39-Ae 

Elizabeth 39-Ae 

Esther 39-Ae 

Marion Lee 39-Ae 

Martha 39-Ae 

Ruth 39-Ae 

William E 39-Ae 

Alcorn, Elizabeth 14-Da 

Alcott, Kate Landis L3-E 

Allison, Archibald 13-Ba 

Archibald Merrill 13-Ba 

Austin 13-Ba 

Austin Ray 13-Ba 

Barbara Lucetta 13-Ba 

David Austin Geddis. . 13-Ba 

Donald 13-Ba 

Eugene V 13-Ba 

Gross Runkle 13-Ba 

Henry Mench 13-Ba 

Jeannette 13-Ba 

Dr. John Ray Geddis. 13-Ba 

Madge Elizabeth 13-Ba 

Margaret Josephine... 13-Ba 

Merrill Claire 13-Ba 

Reed 13-Ba 

Sarah Eleanor 13-Ba 

Anderson, Andrew 30-B 

Arthur. H.H 20-F 

Dorothy Louise 20-F 

Eleanor Carolvn 20-F 

Elliot Shuman 20-F 

George William 20-F 

Lydia Florence 30-B 

Margaret Elizabeth. . . 20-F 

Samuel 30 

Andrew, Susan 18-.\ 


Angell. Arthur Walters... 4S-B 

Chauncey DeLeon. . . . i^-B 

Ivan Imre 48-B 

Myra Gaines Shuman. 4S-B 

App. Marcia IT-C 

.Argus, Mary Louisa 43-E 

Armour. Jane Eliza In-.-V 

Armstrong. Dorothv Lucile 4-.\b 

Richard RaymOnd 4-.\b 

Askren. Robert 'H 30-.-\a 

Asper, Bessie 62- A 

Austin, Frank Wann 49-.\ 

Mabel Mav 49-A 

Thomas W 49-A 

Bachman. Elizabeth S 

Florence Rebecca 40-.\ 

Backer, Josephine Louisa.. 16-Rb 

Baer, Edna 13-.\a 

Bailev. Marv Mabel 12-C 

Baird', John' 22 

Baker. A. A 14-D 

Asa Milne 31-A 

,\urora Mav 31-.\ 

EffieRose.' 31-A 

Erwin Adolphus 14-D 

John G 31-A 

Luke 31-A 

Mark T 31-A 

Raymond 14-D 

Samuel R 31--\ 

Samuel Shuman 31-. K 

Sarah Eugenia 14-D 

Walter 14-D 

\\-illiam Albert 14-D 

William E 31-A 

Zelica 31-.\ and 37 

Balmer, Leah A 41-B 

Baltozer. Andrew 30- R 

Benjamin :!0-B 

David K 30-B 

Edith Catharine :i<i-B 

Edna Pearl 30-r. 

Edward Rov 30-B 

Elizabeth . .' 30-1'. 

Elsie Salome 30-B 



Raltozer. Geor.o-e Ruff :W-B 

George Wentz 30-B 

Grace" Luella 30-B 

Jacob 30-B 

John Shuman 30-B 

Joseph Svlvester 30-B 

Mabel Gertrude 30-B 

Margaret Elizabeth. . . 30-B 

Martha Jane 30-B 

Mary .: 30-B 

Minnie Catharine 30-B 

Naomi 30-B 

Samuel Luther 30-B 

Sarah Catharine 30-B 

Sarah Ellen 30-B 

Sylvester K 30-B 

William Cleveland 30-B 

Balzer, Mae 41-Da 

Barger, Beatrice H 20-C 

Charles 20-C 

Liberty 20-C 

Mary Ellen 20-C 

Maurice O 20-C 

Milton 20-C 

William 20-C 

William Henry 20-C 

Barker. Echo Armour 15-A 

Edward L 1.5-A 

Ethel Adeline 15-A 

Bark-ley, Agnes 32 

Sarah 30-C 

Barnes, Alice May 15-A 

Edward A 15-A 

Genevieve Marguerite 15-A 
Mary 24 

Barr, Benjamin Ellis 61-B 

Claude 61-B 

Frank Ebur 61-B 

Frank H 61-A 

Isaac 61 

Lida 61-B 

Mabel Irene 61-B 

Mary T 61 

Mary Kate 61-B 

Percy 61-B 

Ralph W 61-B 

Shuman Books 61-B 

William C 61-B 

Bart, Cora Brenner 62-B 

Bartenstein, 47 

Barthold, Ray 5-Ca 

Barton, Katherine 40-Ca 

Beall, Edith Beatrice 13-E 

James 28 

Beaver, Ellen 23-B 

Jane M 13-D 

Beckline, Guv M 39-B 

Lewis ..' 39-B 

Beistlein (see Bistline). 

Bender, Amanda 30-C 

Charles Edward 30-C 

Florence May 30-C 

John Shuman 30-C 

Levi W 30-C 

Bendler, Mildred 59-A 

Samuel 59-A 

Benedict, Minnie 44 

Berg, Mary 8-A 

Betts, Altha 27-F 

Andrew 1 27-F 

Blanche 27-F 

Emma 27-F 

Eva 27-F 

Harvey \V 27-F 

Tames 27-F 

Tohn 26 

"Roy 27-F 

Biemesderfer. Scott L 39-D 

Billheimer, Ida 16-Bc 

Bistline. Alice Eveline.... 32-A 

Clarence 32-A 

Daisv Elma 32-A 

Tohn 32-A 

Oscar 32-A 

Shuman 32-.-\ 

Bitting, Alfred 57 

Carl Robert 57 

Elsie Margaret 57 

Bixler, Catharine 31 

Susanna 31 

Black, Andrew Shuman. . . 32-B 

Everett Fisher 32-B 

George Ball 32-B 

Helen Keziah 32-B 

Jessie Savilla 32-B 

Jonathan Robert 32-R 

Samuel 32-B 

Blackburn, George 47 

Blair, Rebecca Jane 14-C 

Blue, Simeon 49-. \ 

Boden, Jane E 31-B 

Bogdan. Marv M SO-R 



Boland, Rose V 51-C 

Bomsrardner, Susan 21 

Bond. Elizabeth 27-B 

Bookman, lane M 44 

Books, Lid'a 61-B 

Booth, Belle Jane 12-C 

Borngesser, Mary 44 

Borton, Albert. '. 49-A 

Boston, Samuel 27-A 

Bostwick, Harriet S-Bb 

Bower, Fanny I 17-A 

Bowersock, George 27-B 

Bowes, Kathleen 13-Ba 

Lester 13-Ba 

Sarah Louise 13-Ba 

Bowman, Dr. ]. \\ 39-A 

Boyd, Dot, . .." 31-C 

Braase, Louisa Henrietta. . 21-A 

Brackett, Alice 49-Aa 

Dr. Bailey D 49-Aa 

Bertha L^avenport. . . . 49-Aa 

Ethelbert B 49-Aa 

lames W 49-Aa 

Bradley, Rose 12-B 

Bradv, Ann 43 

Mrs. Anna 38 

Ann Eliza 44 

Augustus Watson. ... 44 

Benjamin 42 

Carpenter 45 

Catharine Alice 44-A 

Clara M 44 

Edith 44 

Edith 44 

Edward D 44 

Elvina 44 

Emma Ellen 44 

Francis L 4.5 

George 42 

Hannah 42 

Henrietta 44 

James 44 

John 42 

John 44 

John Cameron 44 

John Wesley 44 

Martha Ann 4,") 

Mary Ann 45 

Melinda C 45 

Milton Shuman 44 

Pearl H 44 

Raymond 44 

Brady. Winheld Hayes. . . 44 

\'\'infieid Scntt.. 44 

Bramwell. Edwin 4-B 

Braucht, Dean Snyder.... l:i-Ba 

Dr. H. S '. 13-Ba 

Breneman, Anna 38 

Florence Rebecca 40-A 

Leila fiO-B 

\\'illiam H 8(i-B 

Bretz, Catharine Elizabeth 3!)-.\a 

Clittiird :!9-Aa 

Eli Charles .39- Aa 

Jacob C 39-Aa 

Laura Mabel :!l)-.\a 

Lee 39-.\a 

Maggie Shuman ■39-Aa 

Martha La\'ina 3!l-Aa 

Murray Tilden 3()-.\a 

Xaomi 39-Aa 

Robert Pattisun .ilt-.\a 

Brewer, Loraine May 43-1'" 

Briggs, Frederick C' 31-15 

Willard 31-B 

Brill, Xora 27-F 

Brisco, Belle Lanette 13-E 

Bristol, Donald Roy 4-.\d 

Britscher. Charles 'W 59-A 

Eyaline Rose 59-A 

Henry Edward 59-. V 

Bromley, Arthur C lG--\e 

Brown, Annie Louise 13-.\b 

Bertie 49-D 

Rebecca Jane 49 

Ruth Teannette 4-.\a 

Brubaker, George W 60-B 

Bruner, Anna Fausset 40-D 

Brush, John 8-A 

Bucher, Elizabeth Rose... . 53-B 

Gerald 37 

John R 53-B 

"Lillian Katherine 53-B 

Lorenzo D 37 

Margaret Shuman.... 53-B 

Mary Elizabeth 53-B 

Buck, Wesley \' 13-E 

Bunn, Lyda .\ 3-Aa 

Burd. Caroline Rebecca.. . 3n 

Charles Ray 3i) 

John Reese 30 

Lawrence Franklin... 30 

Lewis Shuman 30 

Martin 30 



Burkett, Retta 49-A 

Burnham, Marv Pearl 56-C 

Burrell, Annie.' oO-C 

Ar\-illa Lucinda 30-C 

Frank 32 

George 32 

John 32 

John Luther 30-C 

Lida May 30-C 

Mary 32 

Rebecca Jane 30-C 

Sarah Catharine 30-C 

Sylva Pearl 30-C 

William 30-C 

William 32 

Cable, Alice 20-B 

Alva Curtis 20-B 

Mildred J 20-B 

Call, Nellie..". 4-Ae 

Campbell, Frances Grace. . 30-B 

George Wilbur 30-B 

James Clark 30-B 

James Clark 30-B 

Russell Carlton 30-B 

Carmany, Charles A 62 

Carothers, James Moran.. 13-A 

Dr. John Weller 13-A 

Philip Furst 13-A 

-Carpenter, Hannah 45 

Rosa Branch 28 

Carter, Edward Landon... 47-A 

Helen 47-A 

easier, Ethel Marv r2-Bc 

George C 12-Bc 

Georgia Mildred 12-Bc 

Chamberlin, Caroline Wat- 
son 13-F 

Charles, Barbara E 44 

Marv S 39-C 

Charlesworth. Frank Ickes 36-B 

Maud Abcrnathv 36-B 

May Edna 36-B 

Nellie Elizabeth Ann. 36-B 

William 36-B 

Charters, \\"illiam F 20-B 

Chesney, Elizabeth 20-A 

Chisholm. Mary A 34 

Christian, Madeline Lee... 14-A 
Christy (ur Cri>t i. Ann. . . 62 

Catharine 60 

John 60 

Christy, John, Jr 63 

Mary Carr 61 

Clark, Frederick Melvin.. . 28 

Irvin Jennings 28 

John Appleton 28 

Maggie Hazel 28 

Orpha Lucile 28 

William Elmer 28 

Clendennin, Cosines 39-A 

Cochran, George 16-C 

Cofield, Emma 43-C 

Collins, Darius Dee 43-F 

Doris Estelle 43-F 

Hubert Lowell 43-F 

John Dee 43-F 

Lena 43-F 

Liburn Hartlev 43-F 

Priscilla Philadelphia. 43-A 

Richard Hartley 43-F 

Sarah Florence 43-F 

Colombe. Aline Blanche.. . 4-Aa 
Condo, Archibald Allison.. 13-Ba 

David Ray 13-Ba 

John F.. ..' 1.3-Ba 

Josephine Warner. .. . 13-Ba 

Confor, Mr 27-Ca 

Congdon, Hazel May .51-C 

Rose Edna 51-C 

Mrs. Rose V 51-C 

Conover, Elizabeth 50- B 

Conway, P. J 12-B 

Cooper, Chawklev J 12-Ba 

Robert T 12-Ba 

Coover. Ann Elizabeth. . . . 40-C 
Cornelius, Robert Shuman 31-B 

William Clarence 31-B 

William R 31-B 

Coultas. Richard 26 

Coventrv, William 27-B 

Cowan, 'Marv 30-B 

Craig, Harold Hartlev. . . . 43-E 

John Everett 43-E 

Norma Jane 43-E 

Craighead, Maria 37 

Crane, Rebecca Ann 30 

Crawford, Alice Carey 16-Bb 

Amos '..... 43-D 

Charles M 43-D 

Cora B 43-D 

Frank E 30-A 

James Courtney 43-D 

Leland 43-D 



Crawford, Loi> M .in-A 

Oletha Maurene 30-A 

Sophia 43-D 

Walter Carlton 43-D 

William F 43-D 

Creamer, Grace L 30 

Crider, Frances 16-C 

Dr. Henry Lorish 16-C 

Jacob Weisz 16-C 

John H 16-C 

John M 16-C 

Lida A 16-C 

Marion 16-C 

Nellie 16-C 

Crist, Ann 60-B 

Catharine 60 

Harry Clement Ickes. 36-B 

John L 36-B 

John 60 

John, Jr 60-C 

Mary 60 

Crook, Anna 16- Ac 

Crosbv, Clarence 27-Ca 

F'av 27-Ca 

Florida 27-Ca 

Gail 27-Ca 

Homer 27-Ca 

Josiah 27-Ca 

Laura 27-Ca 

Margaret 27-Ca 

Olive 27-Ca 

Sarah 27-Ca 

Crosson, John 21 

Curry, Arabella 27-D 

Cloanne 27-E 

Esbon 27-D 

George W 27-D 

Hiram 27-A 

Margaret 27-D 

Mary 27-D 

Walter 27-D 

Curtin, John 13-F 

John 13-F 

William Chamberlin.. . 13-F 

Cutting, Southard 20-B 

Dailey, Marv E 27-F 

Oliver .' 27-F 

Robert 27-F 

Dambach. Amos Martin.. 3 

Amos W 3 

Anna Marv 3 

Dambach. Kda 3 

Eli;^abeth Jane 3 

Henrietta Frances. ... 3 

John Calvin 3 

Obed S 3 

Oliver \V 3 

Sarah Etta 3 

Susan 3 

Dane, Daisy 41-A 

Daniel. Stella 20-D 

Daretv, George W 16-E 

Davis' Brodie Bedford.... 17-B 

Charles Pugh 17-B 

Dr. Mahlr.n J 17-B 

Priscilla Shuman 17-B 

William Brown 17-B 

Dayton, Orville L 57 

Orrin Leroy 57 

Dean, Eva 13-E 

DeArmond. Ethel M 12-Bb 

Dearth. Alice Mav 15-C 

Arthur Allen 15-C 

Arthur Reed 15-C 

George Michael 15-C 

Jacob 15-C 

Svlvester Ir\-ine 15-C 

Deckard, Charles 20-C 

Harry 20-C 

Sarah Amelia 16-Ba 

Sarah Plelen 20-C 

Deininger. Jnhn G 65 

Delong, James 27-B 

Dennv. Frank S-A 

fiazel 8-A 

\'ida 8-A 

DeTray, Ervm M 15-B 

DeWitt. Katherine 43-C 

Dickey. Mary 14-C 

Dietrich. Elizabeth 7-B 

Dietz. Christian Shuman. . 3!)-.\l) 

Frank Milton 3!I-Ab 

George \\" of)- Ab 

Walter Lee 3li-.\b 

Dill, Olive 50-B 

Diller, Ellen Catharine.. . . 40-Db 

Dodge. John 4-B 

Doerstler, Cath 5 

Dormyer, Mabel 49-Ab 

Dougherty. James 2S 

Douglass, Agnes S-A 

Anna 8-A 

Charlotte '^ 



I)nu-la^.~. Clara S-A 

Dow 8-A 

Elizabeth 8-A 

Mary E 27-E 

Oscar 27-F 

Shuman S-A 

Dowd, John .McOrton 1-4-D 

Lee McOrton 14-D 

Luther Clarence 14-D 

Marion Eug-ene 14-D 

Pearl Elizabeth 14-D 

Drennan, Jennie 31 

DuBois. M'argaret 20-G 

Duey. Adeline B 57-A 

Diinlap, Liicv B 55 

Dunn, Aida.'. 13-D 

Hyland 5-Ca 

Early. John Jiibal 50-B 

Vincent oO-B 

Ebersol, Christian Seidcl.. oO-Ac 

Constance 39-Ac 

lohn B 39-Ac 

John 39-Ac 

Margaret Shuman.... 39-.\c 

Pauf 39-Ac 

Eckman, Jennie Bushong. . 41-E 
Edelman. Marv Shuman.. . 39-C 

William 1 39-C 

Edgar, Emma 27-C 

Edmonson, John 4-Ac 

Ehrhart, Emma W'itmer.. . 24-A 

Harrv S 24-A 

Mary Stewart 24-A 

Eisenberger, Alice 3 and 10 

Benjamin S 3 and 10 

Fanny 10 

Frances Grace 3 and 10 

John 10 

John 10 

Elder, Grace 31-A 

Elliot, Frank Micajah 55-A 

Sarah Caroline 20-F 

Ellis, Eliza 22 

Henry 22 

Henry 22 

Mary 22 

Ellmeier, Mr 5-A 

Eshelman. Abraham 62-F 

Anna 41-C 

Anna H 7-B 

Emma 62-F 

E-lulnian. Roma G2-F 

Russell 62-F 

Everhart, Dr. Edgar Shu- 
man 14-Aa 

James 14-Aa 

Dr. Tames Keelev 14-Aa 

William '. 14-Aa 

William Goodman. . . . 14-Aa 

Evinger. Arthur 4-Ae 

Carey Clifton 4-Ae 

Charles Thomas 4-Ae 

Jennie Mabel 4-Ae 

Paul Thomas 4-.-\e 

Roy Lawrence 4-Ae 

Thomas W 4-Ae 

Fabian. William C 43-C 

Felix, Mary Elizabeth 59 

Ferguson. Emilv 31-A 

\\'inifred . .' 16-.\ 

Fertig, Rebecca Catharine 58 
Finney, Harry Whiting. . . 47-.A 

Fisher, Anna May 4-Aa 

Catharine 23-A 

George Albert 4-Aa 

George M 4-Aa 

Grace Bernice 4-Aa 

Harry Richard 4-A 

Harry Richard 4-Aa 

Herbert Lenoir 4-Aa 

Mabel Lillian 4-Aa 

Mildred D 4-Aa 

Ruth R 4-Aa 

Fissel, Carl 8-B 

George 8-B 

Herbert 8-B 

Fitz. Albert Newton 50-B 

Frances Ann 50 

John Henry 50 

Samuel H 50 

Sarah Ann 50-A 

Sarah Catharine 50-A 

Stephen Benton 50 

Sylvester Shuman. ... 50 

William Xewton 50-B 

Fitzgerald. Edward 27-B 

Flanders, Nellie Ruth 16-Ae 

Foltz. Elizabeth Sell 16-B 

Forrest, Edith 9 

Elias 9 

William 9 

Forrev. Elizabeth K 41-C 



Fortney, Emma 20-C 

Foster, David Francis 12-A 

Jackson 12-A 

Ruth 12-A 

\'ernon 12-A 

Fowler, Edna 20-D 

Fox, Arden Dale 15-B 

E. Arden 15-B 

EdnaChloe 15-B 

Ellsworth \'alentine. . l.-D 

Herbert Sieinaii 17-D 

Frank, Gilbert Haven 2o-B 

Gilbert Haven, Tr 23-B 

Frantz, Andrew Shuman. . 23-A 

George \V 23-A 

John Hall 23-A 

Frazier. Marsruerite Lovina 23-A 

Audie fT 16-Ae 

Fredericks, Margaret Dunn 13-D 

Eronk, John Kenneth 16-Ae 

Fry, Daniel C 5-A 

Elvin C 5-A 

Marion 5-A 

Mary Ann 5-A 

Milton 7-B 

Full, Charles 27-A 

Fuqua, Ida Fremont 4-Ac 

Furst, Albert Shuman. . . . 13-Ab 

Anne Ross 13-G 

Arthur Pearson 13-Aa 

Austin Owen 13-F 

Cline G 13-D 

Darius 13 

Dean Beaver 13-D 

Edgar Halenbake 13-G 

Edgar Shuman 13-Aa 

Edgar Shuman. 2 13-Aa 

Edith 13-D 

Edith B.;: 13-F 

Eleanor Elizabeth. .. . 13-Aa 

Elizabeth Watson 13-Fa 

Fanny Barbara 13-G 

Frances Ann 13-E 

George Cline 13-D 

Guy Hanna. 1 13-Aa 

Guy Hanna. 2 13-Aa 

Guv Hanna. 3 13-Aa 

Helen Kiefter 13-Aa 

Helen Lesher 13-Aa 

Henry Stephen 13-Aa 

Tames Chamberlin. .. . 13-F 
"lane 13-Aa 

Furst, Jane McClure l:;-.\;i 

Jane Watson 13-F 

John 13 

John Curtin 13-F 

John George 13 

John Hogan 13-Ab 

John Hogan. 2 13-Ab 

John Kietter 13-Aa 

John Shuman 13-A 

John Shuman 13-F 

Joseph Brown 13-G 

Joseph Brown. 2 13-G 

Julia Mcjunkin 13-.\a 

Louise Houston 13-F 

Luther Calvin. 1 13-Aa 

Luther Calvin. 2 13-Aa 

Luther Calvin, 3 13-/. a 

Mabelle 13-D 

Maria 13 

Mary Frances 13-Fa 

Miriam Barbara. 13-Aa i.\: 13-G 

Philip Wolcott 13-D 

Rebecca Catharine. . . . 13-C 

Richard Clav 13-.\b 

Dr. Robert Gardner... 13-.\a 

Robert Hanna 13-A 

Robert Mehard 13-Aa 

Robert Shuman 13-Ab 

Ruth 13-G 

Samuel Lewis 13 

Sarah 13-B 

Sarah Adalene 13-Fa 

Shuman Halenbake.. . 

13-A and 13-G 

Sidnev Dale 13-D 

Sidnev Dale. 2 13-D 

Stanlev Scott 13-Ab 

Walter Benedict 13-F 

William Sanders, .n . . . 13-Fa 

Gallagher. Margaret 12-.\ 

Gallaher. Mary Stewart. . .. 23-Bc 

Galvin. Bernice 13-E 

Gamble. Annie Elizabeth. . 3:t-B 

Frances Mary 3I»-B 

Georee Washington.. . 3r)-B 

Henrv K ^ 39-B 

John's 39-B 

Marv Irene 3n-B 

May 39-B 

Gammon. Burt'Ui Osmond. 13-C 

Gardner, Burwcll Whiting 47 



C.ardner, Fre<lerick 47 

Mildred Janetta 47 

Gast, Catharine 12-C 

Gauntt, Charlotte Nassau. 13-Ab 

Gavlor. Harriet C 37 

' Jacob 37 

Martha H 37 

Gebhart. Frank IS-A 

Geddis. Jane Maro-aret. . . . 13-Ba 

Dr. John Ray.^ 13-B 

Geip, Elizabeth 12 

Giesy, Harriet 27-B 

Gilfillan, Charles Robert.. . 49-C 

Mar8:aret Shuman 49-C 

William Henry 49-C 

Gingrich, Elizabeth 37 

Helena 37 

Jacob 37 

John L 37 

Lewis H 31-A and 37 

Lewis K 37 

Luke 31-A and 37 

Martha 37 

Mary E 37 

Rebecca Jane 37 

Sarah C 37 

(Tenn.) Sec. 1 

Goldsbury. Carrie 13-E 

Goodfleck. Laura Ella 54 

Goodman, Annie Lowther. 14-Ab 

George Hiram 14-Ab 

George Shuman 14-Ab 

Latimer Oaks 14-Ab 

Laura Jane 14-A 

Marv "Martha Eliza- 
beth 14-Aa 

Rose Estella 14-Ab 

William 14-A 

William Shuman 14-Ab 

Goodrich, Etta Elnora 12-Ba 

Frances Elnora 12-Ba 

Herbert E 12-Ba 

Oscar Herbert 12-Ba 

Gordon, Thaddeus H 50-A 

Gotshall, Bertha R 39-A 

Gould, Allen Aholiab 

16-Ab and 16-Af 

Neata Weisz 16-.\b 

Ray Weisz 16-Ab 

Graham, Lillie 4-Af 

Gratian. John A\'illiam 24-A 

Grav. Ali.ert Clavton l.VB 

Grav. Clara Eliza l.')-R 

'Iris Lucile 15-B 

Samuel P 15-B 

Green. Henry GO-E 

Ray mend 60- E 

Greiner. Bertha Mae 62-A 

Edith Lois 62-A 

Eleanor Elizabeth 62-A 

George Henrv 62-A 

Elerbert .' 62-A 

Marion Anna 62-A 

Naomi Catharine 62-A 

Gross, Christian Charles.. . 13-C 

Marjory Maye 13-C 

Raymond Henry 13-C 

Grubb, Joseph 21 

Lewis 21 

Warren 21 

Hackenberg, Rev. Jacob A. 25 

Hake, \'ernon 41-.\ 

Walter W 41-A 

Halenbake. Sarah Ellen.. . 13-G 

Hall, Charles Stewart 23-A 

Elmer Shuman 23-A 

George \Miiteheld. . . . 23-.-\ 

Jeremiah 23-.-\. 

Minnie May 23-A 

Sarah Ellen 23-A 

\'iola Letitia 23-A 

Hammer, ^Ir 27-Ca 

Hammitt, Ruth 40-Db 

Hanna. Elizabeth 13-.A. 

George W 43- F 

James 43-F 

Mabel K 43-F 

Samuel Arden 43-F 

Shirley Imogene 43-F 

Thomas Jefferson 43-F 

William E 43-F 

Hardman, Elisabeth 13- .\a 

Harman. Hannah 27-F 

John H 37 

Harner, Horace 37 

Harrar, Mary Adele 13-F 

Harris. Minnie 17-B 

John A 49-D 

thelma Irene 49-D 

Harrison. George William. 4-.\d 

Helen Jov.T 4-.\d 

Robert M -l-Ad 

Hart. Rev. Harnett H 23-3 



Hart, Miriam Winifred. . . . 2:i-B 
Uriah Shuman 23-B 

Harter. Rubv -i.l-E 

Hartley. Blair 43-B 

Charles H 43-B 

Cora A 27-Ea 

Elvira Jane 43-F 

George W" 43 

Harriet Ann 43-D 

Henrv C 43-E 

John M 43-B 

[oseph 43-E 

Joseph Liburn 43-A 

Josiah 43 

Josiah F 43 

Laura A 43-B 

Marion 43-B 

Marv Ann 43-C 

Marv Winship 43-D 

Minnie 43-E 

Ralph 43-B 

Hartman. Mr 39-B 

Charles 39-B 

Haskell. Frederick 43-E 

Harlan 43-E 

Harlan B 43-E 

Norma Jane 43-E 

Hasler. Mr.'. 20-D 

Jack Daniel 20-D 

Hayden, Margaret Sophia. 57 

Heater. Ida May 13-C 

Heini, Charles Shuman. . .. 17-Aa 

Edwin L 17-Aa 

Fanny B 17-Aa 

George R 17-Aa 

George W 17-Aa 

John William 17-Aa 

Heinbach, Annie 32 

Charles 32 

Emma 32 

George 32 

Nora 32 

Sarah 32 

William 32 

Heisler, Anna 18-C 

Henry, Albert Shuman... 49-Ab 

Amos Russell 49-Ab 

Charles Martin 49-Ab 

Lewis H 49-Ab 

Paul Eugene 49-Ab 

Robert Emmet 49-Ab 

Hensyl, Anna B 25 

Herr. Ada 44 

Alfred Brady 44 

Anna Brady 44 

Emma Brady 44 

Isaiah 44 

Isaiah 44 

Mary 44 

Hershev. Elam L 3-Aa 

Eusebius K 3-A 

Harrv L .3-A 

Miss' 41-E 

Ralph 3-Aa 

Hertzler. Elizabeth M 5-B 

Hevwood. Frederick C. . . . 24-.\a 

Hifl, Hattie Helen 20-B 

Hines. Frederick H 43-B 

Isaac D 43-B 

Mary 43-B 

Hinton, Artie 56 

Hoffman. Mrs 62 

Hofmann. Arena Catharine 14-Ba 
Charles Larzelere.. . . 14-Ba. v. 
Charles William Russ. 14-Ba 

Eugene Larzelere 14-Ba 

Brig.-Gen. John W... 14-Ba 

Laura Larzelere 14-Ba 

William Auner 14-Ba 

Homan. Susan 12 

Hooker, E. S 31-E 

Sarah Catharine 16-D 

Hooper. Bertha 28 

Huopev. George 39-Aa 

Henrv . .' 39-Aa 

Laura 39-Aa 

Mildred 39-Aa 

Marion 39-Aa 

Hooven, Israel 6 

Horning, George 39-.-\a 

George . .' 39-.\a 

Sara 39-Aa 

Hougentobler. George. .. . S 

Houston, Pauline 13-F 

Hov, Alferetta lane 12- Br 

' Beatrice Althea 12-B 

Caroline Rebecca 12-Bb 

Catharine Elnora 12-B 

Fernando Pierre 12-B 

Franklin Sylvester. .. . 12-Bb 

Franklin Svlvester 12-B 

Frederick Walter 12-Bb 

Harry Russell 12-Bb 

Helen Riesinger 12-Bb 



Huy. Mcrliert KImore 12-Rb 

James Buclianan 12-Bb 

John Shuman 12-B 

Ray Melvin 12-Bb 

Roxana Elizabeth.... 12-Ba 

Solomon 12-B 

Solomon David 12-6 

Thomas Jetterson 12-B 

Hublcy, Abraham 62 

Adeline 62 

Albert Lee 62-B 

Aha 62-F 

Anna Kate 62-B 

Anna Marv 62-D 

Arthur 62-D 

Caroline 62 

Clara 62-D 

Clvde Gerald 62-B 

Co'ra 62-E 

David 62-E 

Elizabeth 62 

Emma 62-E 

Ephraim C 62-B 

Florence 62-E 

Henrv 62-F 

Henry H 62 

Henry Hupper 62-D 

Isaac 62 

Jacob 62-D 

James 62-E 

John 62-E 

John Walter 62-D 

Joseph 62 

Laura 62-E 

Marv 62-F 

Mary Ann 62-A 

Raymond Edward. . . . 62-B 

Roy Gardner 62-B 

Susan 62-C 

William Henrv 62-B 

Willis .' 62-E 

William 62 

Huckins. Sophronia Jewett 20-B 

Hufford, Olive Dell 50-B 

Huggins, William 32-A 

Hughes, Marv Eldora 36-B 

Hunt, Frank! 27-F 

Maude 12-A 

Rebecca Jane 14-C 

Vernon 12-A 

Huntoon. Celenia .56 

Huntsbereer, Catharine... :39-A 

Hupper, Elizabeth 62-D 

Hurlbut, Arthur E 4S-A 

Constance lane 4S-A 

Henrv Everett 4S-A 

Leland Taylor 4S-A 

Hyde, Henry 2S 

Ickes. Albert 36-B 

Ann 36 

Anna Belle 36-B 

Catharine Jane 36 

Edna Irene 36-B 

Edward Rav 36-B 

Elizabeth Belle 36-B 

Elsie Eleanor 12-A 

Ethel ^L'lv 36-B 

Faun Elizabeth 36-B 

George Albert 36-B 

George Loy 36 and 36-B 

George Ley, 2 36-B 

George Searight 36-B 

Harriet Newell 36-B 

Jessie Boone 36-B 

John 36-B 

Joseph Hooker 36-B 

Leon Albert 36-B 

Margaret 36-B 

Marietta 36-A 

Martha 36-B 

Martha Helen 36-B 

Nicholas, Sen.. 36-B and 12- A 

Nicholas H 36-B 

Raymond Nicholas Al- 
fonso 36-B 

Susan Elizabeth 36-B 

Willis Jefferson 36-B 

Inch. Alice Adela 20-D 

Edgar Thomas 20-D 

Evelvn 20-D 

Frances . ". 20-D 

Glendola 20-D 

Harry Earl 20-D 

Harvey Walters 20-D 

Isaac Meek 20-D 

Leona Isabel 20-D 

William 20-D 

Ingels. Rosv X'iretta Caro- 
line .' 51-A 

Ingle, Charles Shuman. . . . IS-.V 
Charles William lS-.\ 

Inslev. Elizabeth....- 4ri-.\ 

lostv. Ross VA-Bh 



Irvine. Albert H 1.3-C 

Arthur Tames lo-C 

Bernrce' 13-C 

Charles 13-C 

Clara 13-C 

Emma Elizabeth lo-C 

Florence 13-C 

Gladvs 13-C 

Grace 13-C 

Ira Furst 13-C 

fames 13-C 

loan 13-C 

"Mave 13-C 

Rubert 13-C 

W'illard 13-C 

Willard Earl 13-C 

Isenberg. Caroline Annette 23-B 

Edmund Ru-^sell 23-B 

Edmund Ru^^ell 23-B 

George Russell 23-B 

Iscnberger, Fannv Shuman 10 

John .' 10 

John. Tr 10 

lungrich. George B. Mc. . . 36-B 

George C 36-B 

Jav. Clarence Lee 18-Cb 

Clarence Lee. Tr IS-Cb 

Frank Augustus IS-C 

Helen :Mary 18-C 

Jenkinson, Alice Svpher. . lo-A 

Helen ' 1.5-A 

William 15-A 

Jenne. Cora Augusta 15-B 

Johnson. Elien 12-C 

Peter 50 

\'olnev Everett .56-B 

\'oIney T .36-B 

Jones, Alonzo 22 

Caroline Florence 20-E 

Carrie Anna 1 7-C 

Charles 22 

Charles B 17-C 

Charles Theodore 17-C 

Emma 22 

Esther Elizabeth 17-C 

Mabel Estella 17-C 

Mr 22 

Kahler, Elizabeth 49 . 

Kalous. Fannv 13-Bb 

Kapp. ClarcMK-e A :{!i-Ad 

David \' ;;r»-Ad 

E. Roy ^. -i-Ad 

Harriet Shuman Ml'- Ad 

Katen. Edna 12-Bc 

Gladvs 12-Bc 

John Joseph 12-r,c 

Kautt'man. Amos 40 

Andrew Isaac 40 

Andrew John 40-D 

Anna Shuman 40 

Barton 40-Ca 

Benjamin 40 

Bruner 40-Da 

Catharine 40 

Charlotte 40-Ba 

Christian Charles 4ii-A 

Col. Chri>tian Shuman 4i'-A 

Clara \'irginia 40-A 

Daniel Snvder 40 

Dorothv .'. 40-Ba 

Edith Belle 40-C 

Elias 40 

Elizabeth 40 

Elizabeth Davies 40-D 

Elizabeth W 40-A 

Helen 40-A 

Hildegarde 40-Db 

Isaac Bachman 40-?, 

Isaac B 40-Ba 

Tames Lee 40-A 

Tane McClung 40-A 

Joseph 40- 

Toseph Grain 40-E 

Levi 40-C 

Margaret R 40-A 

Maria 40 

Martha 40 

Mary 40 

Percival Barton 40-Ca 

Percival Coover 40-Ca 

Percv 40-Ca 

Hon.' Ralph 40-Ra 

Reginald Wright 4n-Db 

Walter Lee. .^ 40-Cb 

Walter Lee. 2 40-Ca 

Kaup. Alfred W 12-Ba 

Franklin Sylvester. . . . 12-Ra 

Gertrude Etta 12-Ba 

John Alfred 12-Ba 

Katherine Elnora 12-Ba 

Minnie Tanet 12-Ra 



Keene. Mrs. Matilda Price. 15-A 
Keever, Marv Elizabeth.. . 9 

Kell. Ada Virginia 36-A 

Alfred 36-A 

Anna True 36-A 

Elizabeth Ann 36-B 

Florence Pauline 36-A 

Frances Catharine. . . . 36-A 

George Icke? 36-A 

John Edward 36-A 

Martha Cecilia 36-A 

Marv Elizabeth 36-A 

Keller, Ernest 39-B 

Howard 39-B 

Marie Elizabeth 4-B 

May 39-B 

Moses Aaron 39-B 

Myrtle Irene 39-B 

Ray M 39-B 

William 4-B 

William Clarence 4-B 

Kelley, Helen Cordelia. . . . lo-B 

Kendig, Marion 44 

Kennedy, Maude 13-C 

Kent, Edwin Anderson... 31-D 

Ida Clara 31-D 

Nellie G 31-D 

Samuel B 31-D 

Kerr, Mrs. Mary A 32 

Kieffer, Lydia Jane 13-A 

King. Emma S 31-E 

Flossie D 4-Ac 

Matilda Price 15-A 

Kissinger. Mrs. Marv M. . 7-.A. 

Harry .M '. 7-A 

Kleeman. Suphia 8-C 

Kleffman, Esther 36-A 

S.J 36-A 

Kline, Benjamin F 7-A 

Benjamin F., Tr ~-.\ 

Elizabeth ..." 7-A 

Jacob Shuman 7-A 

Knickerbocker. Bessie 14-D 

Edna 14-D 

Frank 14-D 

Frank 14-D 

Harry 14-D 

Margaret 14-D 

Mary Jane 14-D 

Max 14-D 

Orr 14-D 

William 14-D 

Knotwell, Christian EI- 

wood 41-Db 

Effie Z 41-D 

Frank Sener 41-D 

Harold Kenneth 41-Db 

Harrv Earl 41-Db 

Harr'v R 41-Db 

Idaf 41-Da 

John Wilbur 41-Db 

Joseph 41-D 

Joseph Clarence 41-Db 

'Marcella 41-Db 

Mildred Mav 41-Db 

Miriam Adel'e 41-Db 

Ralph Xeff 41-Db 

Susie Xelif 41-Db 

Kochenderfer. Andrew J. . 34 

Catharine 34 

David Shuman 34 

Elizabeth 30 

George 34 

George Matthew 34 

Howard ^liller 34 

Jennie Belle 34 

Laura Blanche 34 

Marv Alma 34 

Sarah Elizabeth 34 

Koons. Donald Earl 13-C 

Edith Vivian 13-C 

Eva Blanche 13-C 

James Henry 13-C 

James Henrv 13-C 

lohn ' 13-C 

Mabel Irvine 13-C 

Kotzer. Mellie Leora IS-A 

Kretzing. John M 36-A 

Kuder. .Arthur Kent 15-B 

Charles Clav 15-B 

Clarence Winfield 15-B 

Edna Viola 15-B 

F. A 15-B 

Florence Gertrude. . . . 15-B 

George Frederic lo-B 

George S 15-B 

Mabel Ellen 15-B 

Marv Eliza 15-B 

Merle Scovel 15-B 

Nelson 15-B 

Sarah Jane 15-B 

Kulp, Joanna C '-5 




a II 



Lambdin. Charles Tones. . . 14-B 

Irene Ilofmann 14-B 

Walter Myers 14-B 

Lamont. Marv 1 30-D 

Landell, Mary C 8-D 

Landis, Anna F :39-F 

Fannv E 39-F 

Frank 39-F 

Hallie L 7-B 

Harry C 39-F 

Ida May 39-F 

Jacob S'human 39-F 

John E 39-F 

Peter Emanuel 39-F 

Susanna 62 

William A\' 39-F 

Larllierre, Marguerite S-Bc 

Larzelere, James Monroe.. 14-B 
Laura Priscilla Stroop 14-B 
Mary Eliza (I-ide).... 14-Ba 

Laughman. Amanda 3 

Leachey. Ada 8-B 

Mary Adrienne S-B 

Lee, Hon. James Wilson. . 40-A 

Virginia 40-A 

Lehman. Margaret 53 

Leland. Anna Marie 4S-A 

Clarence Reddig 4S-A 

Eton Francis 4S-.\ 

Francis William 4S-A 

George Shuman 48-.-\ 

Grace Shuman 48-A 

Tane Shelmire 4S-.\ 

"Myra Gaines 48-A 

Theodore Francis 48-A 

Leonard. ^Liry E 30-B 

Lerch. Samuel Melvin 

Christian 16-Dc 

Lessig, Harriett Louise... 49-Ac 

Lewis. Catharine 17-D 

Effie R 4-Ab 

Lichtv, .Anna 4-A 

Light'. Martha 32 

Lightner, C. W 17-.\a 

Ruth Gertruilc 17-.\l).i; 

Limming. Mr 27-Ca 

Lindemuth. .\nna Marv 

(Mav) '. 59-Aa 

Grace 'Melissa o9-Aa 

Henrv Clav 5()-.\a 

Henry H. ' 59-Aa 

John Kenneth 59-. \a 

Lindemuth. J(..lm R. D..vcy 59-Aa 

Nelson Henry Joseph . 5li-.\a 

Nelson Rhoads 59-. \a 

Lindley. Laura Lorene. . . . S-Ha 

Linn. Caroline Burrell 30-C 

John 1 30-C 

Margaret Rebecca. . . . :)0-C 

Lintner, Henry 41-D 

Lively, .\manda M-.V 

Frances Shuman 3 

Henrietta 3 

Samuel 3 

Susan 3 

Lockhard. Winnie 27-Ca 

Loder. .Mary 13-Ba 

Long. Anna Grace :!6-.\. 

Catharine Ellen 3U-A 

Charles L 13-Ba 

Charles .Austin 13-P.a 

Edith Mav :iii-.\a 

Edward S -•H-.V 

Eleanor Mary LM'.a 

Eleanor Hope :iG-.\. 

Emeline Margaret. . . . :;'.i-.\ 

Emmaretta 30-. \ 

Emmaretta 3i'-.\a 

George 30-.\ 

George Alfred 30-. \ 

George Ickes '■'•C,-.\ 

Jeremiah :',o-.\ 

"Lewis Henry 30-. \ 

Mabel Margaret 13-Ba 

^L^rtin Shuman 30-. \ 

Marv leannetta 30- \a 

ALar'v "Rebecca 3H-.\ 

Miri'am Ethel LM-i 

Nettie :iO-.\a 

Willis Sylvester ■'lO-.Xa 

Longanecker. Mrs. Eliza- 
beth 3s 

Longsdorf. Alice C2-.\ 

Bertha .\ 62-.\ 

r.essie R <;2-.\ 

Blanclie <!--•''' 

Edith Mae ''•2-.\ 

Frank H '^--A 

Genrge W 'i-- A 

Grace <i^-A 

Harrv '-'-A 

Helen .M '--"A 

Irene ''-'-A 

I. Harrv '^^-A 



Loncjsdorf. I.lovd L G-2-A 

Ray T....: Hl'-A 

Love, Alice 21- A 

Loy, Andrew 33 

George 33 

Michael 33 

Lucas. Jessie 27-B 

Liiidley 27-B 

Luke. Harry Herman 30-r> 

Henry 30-?, 

Luneke, Elizabeth 4-B 

Lee 4-B 

William Alire.l 4-B 

Lunsford. Sarah Ellen.... 2S 

Lupfer. Alary 26 

Lutz, Elizabeth 4 

Lyman. Celenia Irene r,6-.\ 

Chester Harvey .i6-A 

Cornelius oG-A 

Dorothy .56-.\ 

\'ivian May 56-A 

iMacv. Amanda 43-B 

MagiU. Dora Elizabeth.. . . l.^-A 

Malehorn. Elizabeth GO-E 

Mallorv. Emma C 12-Bb 

Mann. Elizabeth B 39-A 

Emilv 5-B 

Jacob S 44 

Manning, John 1 

Miss ". 1 

Marnet, Gertrude 12-Bc 

Marshall. Lucinda 43 

Margaret Kennedy. ... 57-A 

Martin. Elizabeth .\nn. . . . 'ifl-D 

Marv M 7-A 

Marts. Alice M 13-Bb 

Bertha 13-C 

Ethel Grace 13-C 

John C L3-C 

Stella May 13-C 

Masslich, Chester Bentley. 5S-D 

Marjorie .58-D 

Mauk, Catharine Margaret 23-Bb 

Charles H 23-Bb 

Mildred 23-Bb 

Mav. Marv Elizabeth 30-Aa 

Mavnard. Rose 41-Ba 

McBriie. Anna Marie 16-A 

McCarthv, Nellie M. But- 
ler 16-Ae 

McCathrine, Belle 2« 

.McCathrine. Eva Lucile.. 2S 

Erancis 2S 

Jacob 28 

[ames 2S 

'Mary 2>^ 

Sarah Adeline 28 

Tabitha Ann 28 

William 28 

William Luther 28 

McClung. Sidna Elizabeth. 36-1! 

McClure, Lono 4-B 

Mvron L 4-B 

Pr'iscilla lane 13-Ah 

McCollom. SVlvester Wil- 
bur 4-B 

McCord. Mvrtle 43-E 

McCue. Laura 62-A 

McCuen. Donald 40- A 

Samuel ^^' 40- A 

Sarah X'irginia 40- A 

McGinley. Hinty 14-D 

McGowan. Susan 3 

McGrarv. Emilv 12-C 

McGuire. Prisc'illa 12 A 

McKean, L'^abella 32 

McLane. Joseph 6 

McLaren, Frances 16-Ba 

McLinn. Marion 23-B 

McManigal. Clara E 13-Ba 

McMillan, James P U-D 

Meader. Elvia L 4-.\a 

Meek. Charles 21 

Jacob 21 

\\'arren 21 

Mehaffey. Harry 31 

Lovola 31 

Maud 31 

Rhetta 31 

Stella 31 

Thomas 1 31 

Mehard. Marv Lnelda 13-A 

Mellinger. Charle> 62-1: 

Charles 62-E 

Charles D 39-0 

EliasS 39-B 

Kate R 39-B 

Mar\- Frances 39-B 

Minnie S 39-B 

Miss 62 

Priscilla ,. . . 62-E 

Svhania Catharine. . . 62- F. 
Mentzer. Amos S 49-1) 



Mentzer. Einaiuiel V.^-V) 

Freda Ruth 49-D 

Lottie -iP-D 

Retta Marie 49-D 

Sylvia E 49-D 

Alerklin. Sibylla A 40-B 

Merlatt. James 18 

Merriman. Louise \" 8-D 

Messman, Simon 12-A 

:Meyiicke. AiKlrew 49-E 

Carl 49-E 

Charles E 49-E 

John Charles 49-E 

Miles. George Cable 20-B 

Helen Elizabeth 20-B 

Jason Daniel 20-B 

Miller, Albert Craig 47-B 

Andrew Jackson 27-C 

Beatrice :!9-Ai 

Cath. Gertrude 47-B 

Clement \' 27-A 

Edward 27-A 

Eliza 18 

Elizabeth 29 

Elizabeth 5-A 

Florence 39- A i 

Florence 27-A 

Frank 27-C 

George A -■j9-Ai 

George D.jnald 39-Ai 

George Pevton 47-B 

Hon. George W 47-B 

Harriet Elinor 47-B 

James 27-A 

Jasper 27-A 

Jennie 18 

Julia Ann 14-.\b 

Margaret 27-A 

Marv 27-A 

Mattie 1.3-C 

Malinda 27-Ca 

Melissa 27-A 

Millie 27-A 

Preston Weslev 39-Ai 

Rebecca 27-A 

Robert 27-C 

Sarah 27-C 

Minich. Nettie 17-Aa 

Mix. Blanche 16-A 

Mogle, Ida J 12-Ba 

Montague, Alice 41-B 

Miss 22 

Moore, Eleanor 21-.\a 

William A :j 

Morris, Anna B 21-Aa 

Morrison, Ida 20-D 

Mounts. Altha 23 

Catharine 2S 

Evaline 28 

Fliram 28 

Jacob 2S 

Mary Ann 2S 

Samuel 28 

Sarah fane 28 

Muller, Carl 1.3-Bb 

Mullin, Anna M 14-C 

Munroe. Esther bS-C 

Lottie oS 

Murrav. Anna 20-C 

Blanche 20-C 

Charles 20-C 

Fred C 4;3-B 

Georg-e E 20-C 

Tacob E 20-C 

John 20-C 

Kathryn 20-C 

Lucv '. 20-C 

Mau'de 20-C 

Porter 20-C 

Russell 2n-C 

Musser. Clive N 12-A 

Elsie Eleanor 12-. \ 

Herbert A 12-A 

Tames 12-A 

Mabel 12-A 

Mark Tames 12-A 

Mark James Ti-A 

Royston D 12-A 

Mvers. Anna 18-Aa 

Elizabeth R 41-E 

Rebecca 12-C 

Needham. Xellie 4-Ae 

Xeff, Angel ine 59- A 

Elizabeth .",9-A 

Levi B •'>9-A 

Marcella 41-D 

Miranda 39- A 

Nesbitt. Maggie A 17 

Xeuhauser. Lydia ''-C 

Newcomer, Christian Ed- 
gar 41-Da 

Christian Witmer 41-Da 

Hilda Elizabeth 41-Da 



Newcomer. Richard Henry 41-na 

Tobias 3 

Newman, Arthur Eugene.. 4-Ac 

Noble, Benjamin Sedgwick 21-A 

Catharine 21-A 

Helen 21-A 

Stewart 21-A 

Norris, Florence W 47 A 

Nott, Evelyn Zimmerman. 12-A 

George 12-A. 

Nuding, Barbara D 7 

Offut, Lu 14-D 

Ohmit. William 41-A 

William 8-D 

Oldham, Elizabeth Semans 47-D 

Richard Semans 47-D 

Oldt, Alice Beatrice 12-Bc 

Bessie Amelia 12-Bc 

Caroline Emma 12-Bc 

Clarence William 12-Bc 

Frank Reuben 12-Bc 

Helen Grace 12-Bc 

Merton Clvde 12-Bc 

Minnie 12-Bc 

Ralph Elmer r2-Bc 

Ray Webster 12-Bc 

Roxana Elizabeth 12-Bc 

William Abner 12-Bc 

Orr, Eliza Jane 14-D 

Ortman, ^Mary Elizabeth.. 41-A 

Oswald, Andrew 40 

Richard 40 

Richard 40 

Ott, Crawford 43-D 

Edward iS-D 

Florence 43-D 

Norma 43-D 

Oviatt, Herbert Willis. . . . 4S-A 

Herbert Willis 4S-A 

Owen, Albert McFarland.. 16-B 

Oxer. Elizabeth 6 

John 6 

Mary Ann 6 

Page, Ray Andrew 57 

Vera Iva 57 

William Edward Sher- _ 

man 57 

Parker, Francis Richard- 
son 40-D 

Minnie 43-D 

Parsons. Charles H 17-C 

George B 17-C 

George Edward 17-C 

Ida May 17-C 

Miimie Shuman 17-C 

Pattingale. Phoebe 13-E 

Patten. Piannah 23-B 

Peacock, Bertha 17-B 

Ella 17-B 

Pearson. Julia 13-Aa 

Peck, Sophia 20-.\ 

Peifer, Elizabeth Marie. . . 41-E 

John Franklin 41-E 

John Howard 41-F. 

Levi Martin 41-E 

Marv Ella 41-E 

Paul" Melvin 41-E 

Walter Shuman 41-E 

Penrose. Marv Catharine.. o4-A 

Perdue. Mr. .' 2S 

Perkins. Fred Clark 14-Da 

Perry. James Henry 20-B 

John Shuman..' 20-B 

Peters. Clara Lenore 15-B 

William 50-A 

Peterson. Henn.- 4S-B 

Pettee. Grace IS-Ab 

Pettigrew. Clara Belle 5S-B 

Pfeiffer. Catharine 1 

Pfoutz. Elizabeth 17 

Pierce. Emma 20-B 

Pletscher. John Henrv r2-C 

Luther Orville 12-C 

Pope. Mary 54 

Potter. Enimet 20-C 

Frank 20-C 

Ralph P 18-Ab 

f'nwell. Florence 53 

Helen 53 

Dr. William R 53 

Prescott. John T. 61 -B 

Protheroe. Josephine 36-B 

PuPen. Mafv Marshal!.... 4u-Db 
Purcell, Edward 14 

Quiggle. Bessie Shuman.. . 13-Bb 

'Charles Cline 13-Bb 

Dovle 13-Bb 

Gerald 13-Bb 

Harlan Green 13-Bb 

Tacob Kline 13-B 

To.ephine 13-B 



Qiiis:q:Ie. Idsephiue Martz.. l:5-r.b 

'Lillian DeV 13-Bb 

Louis Cline 1:3-Bb 

Lynn Cline 13-Bb 

Radabaugh, Albert 39-A 

Mervin Albert 39-A 

Raffensperger. Maggie. .. . 36-B 

Rauch, Emma 16-C 

Rawson. Judge Alonzo.. . . 24-A 

Dorothy 24-A 

Ream, Anna Hetrick 20-C 

Reed, Emma Dell 15-C 

Hattie 16-B 

Mrs. Maria L 51 

Reid, Matthew 16-E 

Reigert, Ann Bertha 40-E 

Reigle, Isa 61-B 

Reisinger, Elizabeth Elena 12-Bb 

Elizabeth 30-C 

Reynolds, Charles S-A 

Douglas 8-A 

Frances 8-A 

Stanley 8-A 

Virginia 8-A 

Rhoads, John 59-Aa 

Rebeeca 59-Aa 

Rhoden, Mattie 4-Af 

Rice. Alonzo A 43-C 

Bertha A 31-A 

Charles B 43-C 

Edward H 43-C 

Florence A 43-C 

Harold Dewitt 43-C 

Harry L 43-C 

Mattie E 43-C 

Pauline 43-C 

Walter E 43-C 

William A 43-C 

Rineer, Sarah Jane 6 

Rinehart, Sarah A 17-C 

Ritter, Jacob 59 

Mar>- C o9-A 

Ritz, Elizabeth A 41-A 

Robb, Blanche 12-C 

Roberts, Eli S-C 

Ella 8-C 

John 8-C 

John Bruner 8-C 

Leroy 8-C 

Percival 8-C 

Percy ... 8-C 

R.-iberts. Sarah 51 

Robison, Alice May 12-C 

David Elwood 12-C 

Gerald Austin 12-C 

Harriet Catharine 12-C 

Horace C 12-C 

Roden, Mattie 4-.\t 

Rogers, Caroline W 7-A 

Martha 20-F 

Pearl 20-E 

Rohrer, Christian F 5-B 

Eli Christian 5-B 

Hattie 41-C 

Rosensteel, Mattie 37 

Rote, Mrs. Martha 12-.\ 

Rothermel, Alice 23-A 

Roush, Daniel 20 

Rowland, Clarence L 30-Aa 

Franklin P 30-Aa 

Rover, Clarence deX'au.x., , 41-Ba 

Joseph Clavton 41-B 

Joseph Royer 41-B 

Milton Shuman 41-B 

Minnie A 41-B 

Rubel, John 12 

Ruch, Pauline Alberta 17-C 

Rav Allen 17-C 

Riihl. F'va M 20-Aa 

Rumsey, Francis Johnson. 24-.\ 

Toiin Witmer 24-A 

Runkle, Anne C 13-Ba 

Rupert, Mr 12 

Rupertis. Ida 14-B 

Millard 14-B 

Rush, William 41-R 

Rusher, Susanna 20 

Ruth, Anna 16-Bd 

Saffel, Catharine 26 

Sample, Charles 4-B 

Gertrude -i-B 

leannette -i-B 

William -l-R 

Sampson, Helen Fav 3n-B 

Henrv F :5'^-R 

Luell'a :^^"-B 

Rebecca ■•'yf; 

Sanderson, Frances M.... '!-_'-l;_ 

Sauder, Susan K •'-' 

Saver, Charlotte 4:i-.\b 

Sc'harf, Anna Elizabeth... 15-.\ 
Scheidt. Mandus G 15- A 



Schneider, Elias Forrest. . 9 

Ferdinand 9 

Henry' 9 

Lotta 9 

Max 9 

Maxmilian 9 

William J 9 

Schock, Elizabeth 41-A 

Schonberger, Marie 4S-A 

Schomman. .. . . 1 

Schumann. . ... 1 

Schrawder, Fdwin F" 25 

J. Merrill 25 

Thelma Catharine. ... 25 

Scott. Miriam 13-Ab 

Seeman, George Milton... 59-A 

George S 59-.\ 

Lewis Daniel 59-A 

Seibert. ,Misf 39-A 

Seitz. Abraham 59-A 

Esther Marv 59-.\ 

Jacob H...' 41-C 

Sellers, Warren 23-B 

Sener, Mary 41 

Seney. Josephine 16-F 

Sexton, Ann 52 

Shaetier, Diana Jane 31-C 

Shaler, John 16-F 

Shambcrger, Rebecca Ann 30 

Shantz. Mav Watson 13-Fa 

Shertzer, A'lma M 39-E 

Caroline H 39-E 

Erna M 39-E 

Samuel \V 39-E 

Wesley 3 

Shickley, Eli 6 

Jacob 6 

Jacob 6 

Susan 6 

Shirey, Clara Mav 16-Ba 

Shirle'y. Grant. . .' 31 

Shock, Elizabeth 41-A 

Shocklev, Harriet Eldora.. 57 

Shook, Ralph 13-B 

Shortridge. Caro 43-C 

Ethel Fav 43-C 

William 43-C 

Shue. Anna M 60-C 

Bertha 60-C 

Blanche 60-C 

Harrison B 60-C 

Howard 60-C 

Shuc. Mar>hall [J flO-C 

William Harris,,,! i,,,., 

Shull, Clarence Leroy :'.l-.\ 

Cora Ellen 31-. \ 

David Hiram. 31-A and 32- \ 
Evelyn Mav. .31-A and 32-.\ 

Harry Alfred 31-A 

James Martin 31-.A. 

Perry Leo.. . .31-A and 32-.\ 
A\'i!lis Bucher 31-A 

Siegfried. Margaret 27 

Sieman, Adelaide Eliza- 
beth 17-n 

Eda Priscilla 17-D 

Karl August Ferdi- 
nand 17-D 

Karl Ferdinand 17-D 

Karl Walter 17-D 

Katherine Adelaide. , . 17-D 

Manuel Lewis 17-D 

Paul Walter 17-D 

Silknitter. Hester 23 

Simmer, Mary A 32 

Simpson. Edwin Rice 14-Da 

Kate M 20-E 

Sinn. TiUa 21-A 

Siple. Anna S-A 

Bernard S-.\ 

Bernard. Jr S-.\ 

Dorothy S-.-\ 

Edgar S-A 

Harriet S-A 

John 3 

Siplmg. Fanny C (;2-B 

Skinner, lames T 15 

Todd 15 

Slack, Henry 43 

Smaling. \'iola 41-B 

Smilev. Dorothy Grace.... 5S-I'- 

E'lisabeth 5S-E 

Joseph Ernest 5S-F. 

Joseph Shuman 5S-E 

Smith, Mrs. Anna 4-B 

Bertha A 30 

Carrie 16- A 

Emma 8-C 

Estelle May 57-A 

Frank Martin -"O-A 

George J2-A 

George Ernest 53 

Henry 32-.\ 

Ida ^'i^-A 



Smith, Jasper 34 

Jesse K 31 

Lewis Henry 30-A 

Luther .' 32-A 

Rhoda 31 

Russell 32-A 

Samuel 31 

William Harvev 30-A 

Mr .' 22 

Yvonne 34 

Snoddv. Georsje William.. 30-B 

John H..^ 30-B 

Snyder. Ada T 7-B 

Beulah 4-B 

Catharine 4-B 

Gertrude 4-B 

Henry B S-C 

Lewis S 4-B 

Samuel 4-B 

William 4-B 

Souder. Maude Blanche . , 28 

Southard. E. A 14-A 

Southworth. Georee W... 51-B 

Speer, Joseph T. .^ 47-B 

Spencer. Xellie 53-C 

Spielman. Cora 31-A 

Spotts, \\'illis .'.... 36-A 

Springer. Richard Delbert. 43-E 

William Delbert 43-E 

Stadiger, Tohn Tones 40 

Stahl. Edward..' 30-B 

Staley, Elizabeth 25 

Staman. Frances 48 

Herman 8-A 

Herman. 2 8-A 

Stambaugh. Ann Elizabeth 30-T'. 

Chester Andrew 30-B 

Daniel Llovd 30-B 

Dorothv Alice 30-B 

Fav Madeline 30-B 

Franklin Jacob 30-B 

George William 30-B 

Jennie Almira 30-B 

Margaret \'ioIa 30-B 

Mary Catharine 30-B 

Minerva Gertrude 30-B 

Oscar 30-B 

Roscoe Ulvsses Svl- 

vester 30-B 

Stamphley, Rosa B 4-.\c 

Stanbrook, Laura Amanda 21-A 

Starr, Etta 27-B 

Stauffer. .Aaron .'i-Ca 

.stautter. David .-.-^a 

Eugene .'j-C.i 

Henry ^[ r>.C.-x 

Hiram o-C.i 

Howard .')-Ca 

Margie .')-Ca 

Robert Campbell .j-Ca 

Susan .">-(".i 

Stayman. Lida G 4ii-i;:> 

Stebbins. .\nstis C L'li-Ila 

Steele. Clara A l:M:;i 

Stehman. Abraham 7-li 

.Abraham 7-''. 

Alice de\"erdna H-D.i 

.Anna Tra\-ena 41-D.i 

Blanche Xatelia 41-1 ir, 

Carl Knotwell il-H.i 

Edward Henrv 41-n,i 

Harrv Herr. ' 41-0.1 

Harry J 41-P.t 

Ida Henrietta 41-D,! 

Ivan I.>hn 41-;1,: 

lav VVillard U-!),-! 

Paul Knotwell 41-!).-! 

Ralph 7-B 

Walter Knotwell 41-n.i 

Steigelman. Mary .\iin. . . . ''-.V 

Steiner. Mrs. Anna 3-> 

Stephenson. Emma 12-< 

Sterrett. Mary Dickey M-'" 

Stewart. .Alice \'irginia... . 21-.'\.i 

Andrew Tack-on '- I 

Braa^e . ". "-^'A 

Clara Elizabeth 21- \ 

Cordelia lane 2} 

David ..". -'4 

Edith ;-|'--^ 

Emma Jane 21 -.\ 

Francis Mort"n 21 .\ 

George Washington. . 2i 

George Wilson 21 .\ 

Harry Noble 21- •■ 

Henrv Morri- '-' ^• 

James Chiny. . 21 ^ 

Jeremiah Silknitter. . 21 

"Mary Ann '-' ) 

Mary Ellen (Min^nc. 21 W 

Xina Lnuisa 21 .\ 

Or-MU Cluny ^'"^ 

Richard ^l 

R>.v I-Vanc- -1 \ 

Sarah l-.llen - •,- Tetter-.. n.. 21 



Stewart. Walter \\•il^on... "^l-A 

William 24 

Stoner. Frederick 38 

Stout, Boiiiiylyn Lucile. .. IS-Ah 

Claude \'ernon IS-Ab 

Floyd IS-Ab 

George Francis IS-Ab 

George W. Francis. . . IS-Ab 

HaroM Ernest 18-Ab 

Joslyn IS-Ab 

Robert Kenneth 18-Ab 

Robert Kingston IS-Ab 

Sulah Mav.": IS-Ab 

Wilbur IS-Ab 

Wilbur, 2 IS-Ab 

Streeter, Harley 15-B 

Henry Howard 15-B 

William D 15-B 

Strickler. Jane M 40-A 

Stringfeller, Ettie T 20-C 

Stroop, Marv 14 

Sullivan, Be'rtha Augusta. 16-D 

Frank 16-D 

Patrick Joseph 16-D 

Sarah Elizabeth 16-D 

Suman, . 1 

Surghnor, Harriet Peyton 

Harrison 47 

Svvartz. Elsie 30-R 

Sweger, John F 30-C 

PaufBurrell 30-C 

Russell 30-C 

Swingler, Mary S-A 

Sykes, Emma C 4-.\b 

Sypher. Abraham 15 

Alice Cooper 15-A 

Ambrose Weisz 15 

Ambrose Weisz 15 

Charles Earl Lee 15-A 

Eliza Catharine 15-B 

Eva May 15-A 

Florence Armour 15-.A 

Frances Elizabeth. .. . 15-.A 

George Francis 15 

George Shuman 15 

George Shuman 15-.\ 

John Sylvester 15 

Mary Ann 15 

Mary Eliza 15-A 

Michael 15 

Monroe 15-.\. 

Nellie Fern 15-A 

Reuben Wilt 15-A 

Sypher, Sarah .\Ielvina l.")-C 

Warren 15-A 

William Lee 15-A 

Wilt Reuben 15-A 

Tattel, 40 

Tavlor. Fannv 4-Af 

' John ...: 32 

Maria Frances 31-B 

Terry, Richard Leland. . . . 4S-A 

Richard Simeon 48-A 

Thaver, .\lva 18-Aa 

Amelia Mav 18-Aa 

Calvin . . . ,' IS-Aa 

Dorothy Wilmetta IS-Aa 

John 18-Aa 

fonas 18-Aa 

Leroy 18-Aa 

Marv Lelia IS-Aa 

McLellan 18-Aa 

Peter Lee 18-Aa 

Ravmond 18-Aa 

Vida May 18-Aa 

Thoene, John 3 

Thomas, "Ellen 31-C 

Laura B 20-D 

Thompson, Emma 5S-A 

Kathleen 18-Ab 

Mary Hannah 16- A 

Thorlev, Susan Beckley... 14-.\ 

Tobey,' Caroline 40-Da 

Toomev, George Emanuel 36 

Mi'lton ,,r 36 

Dr. William H 36 

Torbert, Jean Maude 14-Ba 

Townsen'd, Judson 28 

Tressler. Rebecca 34 

Trevellvan, Julia J 12-C 

Mrs. Rebecca 12-C 

Triplett, Elza 27-C 

John 27-B 

Mr 28 

Trowbridge, Charles Ar- 
thur 13-E 

Charles Wallace 13-E 

Ella Mae 13-E 

Esther Beatrice 13-L 

Frances Katherine. . . . 13-E 

Henrv 13-E 

John'Furst 13-1;- 

Joseph Elmer 13-1: 

"ioseph Furst.. ....... • 13-E 

Lewis Seelve 13-E 



Trcnvhri.lo-e, Marcraret I-:.. V.i-K 

Richard Henrv 13-E 

Robert McCIu're l:3-E 

Robert Wallace 13-E 

Ruth 13-E 

Sliuman Arthur 13-E 

Shuman Eda:ar 13-E 

William D 13-E 

Willis Brisco 13-E 

Troxell, Enuna Eoui»a. . . . 16-B 

Truesdell. Carl E 16-Aa 

Frank 16-Aa 

Wilt 1 16-Aa 

Wilt Ransford 16-Aa 

Turner, Mr 27-Ca 

Tweedy, Pearl 4-Ac 

Ulmer, Ida M 3 

Urban, Anna Eraiicisca. . . 39 

Elizabeth 2 

Fanny B 39 

Van Atta, Dr 22 

Vandling, Andrew 21 

Varney,'Henry Ellsworth. 16-C 

Lawrence E 16-C 

Richard Crider 16-C 

Vincent. Bolivia 30 

Walk, Jennie M 7-B 

Wallace, Jackson 21 

Rev. Samuel T 37 

Wallow, Beatrice Fernie.. 20-F 

Wann, Amos E 49-A 

Frank Burket 49-Ac 

Harry Burket 49-Ac 

Harry \"incent 49-Ac 

Ida Eugenia 49-.\a 

Lillian May 49-A 

Louis Charles 49-Ac 

Lucius Cassius 49-Ac 

Paul DeWitt 49-Ac 

Virginia Alice 49-Ab 

Ware, Claude E 61-B 

Edward W" 61-B 

Warner, Rev. A. N 13-B 

Warren, Nellie.. . .14-E and 16-E 

Watson, Henrietta 44 

Watts, Oliver M 4-Ab 

Ruth Elizabeth....... 4-Ab 

Waymer, Mary Eugenie. . 2(')-Aa 

Weaver, Birdie T 16-Bc 

Christian .'. 16-Bc 

W caver. Clarence 16-Rc 

]-:mma L 16-Bc 

Isaac 37 

Israel S 16-Bc 

Verna 16-Bc 

Weber. \"iola 39- A 

Weisz, Alice Augusta 16-Ba 

Alta 1 16-Ae 

Amaretta Alwilda 16-Ab 

Amaziah H 16 

.Anna L 16-.A.e 

Cecilia Augusta 16-D 

Charles Deckard 16-I',a 

Charles \\"illiam 16-B 

Clara Artemecia 16-A 

Cyrus Kieiter 16-B 

Darius George 16-D 

Earl W 16-A 

Eliza lane... .14-E and 16-E 
Elizabeth Alice Main.. 16-Bd 
Elizabeth Catharine.. 16 

Emma Catharine 16-B 

Fanny Senev 16-F 

Frank Merr'is 16-Ae 

Fred 16-Bb 

Rev. George 16 

George Earl 16-Ad 

George Foltz 16-Ba 

George Thurman 16-Ba 

Grace 16-B 

Hannah Mary 16-B 

Harry Granger 16-Ba 

Helen Cecil 16-Ad 

Henry Wiltshire 16-A 

Horace Raymond 16-Ba 

Ida May 16-n 

Rev. Israel Shuman... 16-B 

Israel Shuman 16-B 

James Shuman 16-Ba 

lane Ellen Miner Iti-P.c 

leremiah Michael 16-F 

"John Calvin 16-B 

Josephine \'ivian 16-Ba 

•'Lena" 16-Aa 

Mary Audrev 16-Ad 

Marv Estelle 16-Ba 

Marv Elizabeth 16-At 

Maude E 16-Ae 

Oren George 16-.\ 

Ransford Rogers 16- Ac 

"Retta" 16-Al: 

Reuben Michael 16-Ad 

Reuben Wilt 16-A 



Wcisz. RutiiKi riiilena 

("Lena") 16-Aa 

Sadie Irene 16-Ba 

Sarah Ann 16-C 

William Xevin 16-B 

Zacharias Ur-inu?. . . . Ifi-Bb 

Waters, Nancv .Maria 16-A 

Welsh, Alonzo R 45 

Eliza Ann 44 

Wendell, Jane '27-B 

Wentz. Mary Alice .'W-B 

Wertz, Anna Elizabeth... li-.\b 

West, Bertha I.eona 28 

Caroline C 39-E 

Elmer Mortimer 28 

John Weslev 2S 

William Harlev 2S 

Westfall, Elizabeth 39-A 

Wheatfill. Alice Edith. . . . 4-Ab 

Alta Maurine 4-.Vb 

Claude Centennial.... 4-.\l) 

John Frederick 4-Ab 

Maude Lenure 4-.\b 

William Erederick. ... 4-Ab 

Wheeler, Marv A i:^-Bb 

White, Mrs. Jennie 31 

W"hiting, Eorrest 47-C 

Gardner ■^i~'x 

George Shuman 47-C 

Gertrude Lillian 47-C 

Henry 4i-L 

Lillian 47-C 

Mildred -i^-C 

William Harrison 47-C 

William W 47-C 

Whittlesey, Charles Jewell 47-Aa 

Eannv Hunt 47--\a 

Gertrude Lewis 47-.^a 

Helen X^rris 47--\a 

Katherine Xnye- 4i-.\a 

Thomas Norton 47-.\a 

Walter R 47-Aa 

Wickey, Aurora May 31-A 

Henrietta 31-A 

H. J 31-A 

Lewis Baker 31-A 

Rose 31-A 

Susanna 31-A 

Williams, Frank Montfurt 16-D 

Robert Walter 4!)-.\ 

Willis, Clavt..n F 39-.\t 

Clavton Ross 39-Af 

WilH=.. Edgar_Fi>her :i:)-\t 

Eugene Keith :!!•-. \f 

Joseph Carrnll :5!1-.\i 

'Miriam Katherine 30-Af 

Paul Shuman ;!!l-Af 

Rae Elizabeth 3:t-.\! 

Ralph Lee :i'.)-Ai 

Wilson, Margaret R 40-A 

Wilt, Catharine 11 

Elizabeth 19 

Wine. Alice 20-Aa 

Winship. Marv 43 

Wise, Earl W 16-A 

George Earl 16-Ad 

Ranstord Rogers 16-A 

Reuben Michael 16-.\d 

Wissler, Margaret 46 

Elizabeth <32-E 

Wiswell. Helen Colby.... IS-Ca 

Witman, Mary 46 

Witmer, Ada May 24-Aa 

Edith Fanny 24-A 

Emma Stewart 24-.\ 

Jennie Maude 24-.A 

Joel Wirt 24-A and 21-.\a 

Josephine 21-.\a 

Katherine 21-Aa 

Marv Gertrude 24-.\ 

Stewart 21-Aa 

Wolf. Edna Elizabeth 41-C 

Flora 1---^ 

John Sheperd 41-C 

Sarah Catharine 41-C 

Wood, Ida May 47-A 

Woodburn. Elizabeth 

Helen 27-E 

Woodburv, lean Earris. . . 14-Ba 
Woods, Ellen To 

Ivy lt"-p 

Jennie ^"ir 

Workman, Marguerite "^3"^ 

Woodward, Lizzie Emma. 16---\d 

Wright, Samuel E 20- Ab 

Yelles. Augustus 16-Bd 

Charles H 16-Bd 

Jennie L 16-Bd 

Mabel M 16-Bd 

Roland A 16-Bd 

Yerkes, Louisa K -^l 

Yessler, Miss 9 

Yon, Ida •• 3 



Yost, Alice 43-B 

Edwin Elipt U-Da 

Elizabeth Alorey 14-Da 

Fanny Luella 14-Da 

George, dau 14-Da 

Marguerite 14-Da 

Martha Adda 14-Da 

Nicholas 14-D 

Nicholas John Porter. 14-D 

Priscilla Adda 14-Da 

Raymond DuPuv 14-Da 

Richard ' 14-Da 

Richard Sammons. . . . 14-Da 

Richard Wallace 14-Da 

Wallace 14-Da 

Young, Amelia 4-B 

Anna Harriet 4-B 

Edward 39-F 

Elizabeth 4-B 

Tacob 28 

iohn 4-B 

Leroy Landis 39-F 

Zacharias, Samuel 40 

Zercher, Maggie 41-B 

Zerner, Mabel Rose 16-Ac 

Zimmerman, Albert New- 
ton 12-A 

Albert Richard 12-C 

Alice C 12-C 

Andrew Shuman 12 

Rev. Andrew Shuman 12-.-\a 

Andrew Shuman 12-C 

Arthur Lewis 12-C 

Austin 12-C 

Beulah Anabelle 12-C 

Caroline 12-B 

Catharine 12 and 35 

Catharine Elizabeth.. . 12-A 

Charles Austui 12-C 

Claire 12-C 

Cline l-,'-C 

Cordelia Liberty 12-A 

David 12-A 

David 12-C 

David Jerome 12-A 

Zimmerman, David RoIjI) . 12-C 

Delia B l^-C 

Eliza Jane 12 

Ella Catharine 12-C 

Emma Caroline 12-A 

Frank L 12-C 

Gertrude 12-C 

Grace Belle 12-C 

Grace Eleanor 12-.\ 

Harry L 12-C 

Helen Moore 12- Aa 

Irving C 14-Ab 

James Edgar 14-Ab 

John ....". 12 

John Cline 12 

John L 12-C 

John Shuman 12-C 

John Shuman 12C 

Joseph Edward 12-.A 

Joseph Cast 12-C 

Julia Estella 14-. \b 

Laura Jane 12-A 

Lewis Elmer 12-A 

Lewis Orion 12-C 

Lewis Shuman 12-C 

I-ewis Shuman 12-C 

Lois Jeannette 12-Aa 

Mary'Adeline 12-A 

Mary Catharine 12-C 

Mary Eleanora 12-.Aa 

Nellie Catharine 12-C 

Newell C 12-C 

Priscilla Catharine. . . 14-. \b 

Robert 12-C 

Ruth Ann 12-. \ 

Salome Augusta 12-. \ 

Shuman 12-C 

William 12-C 

William E 12-C 

William Luther 12-C 

Zollinger, Catharine 40 

Edwin 40 

Frederick L 40 

Harvev K 40 

Lewis F 40